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14 Nov 2019
--- Biodegradable materials developer Danimer Scientific has collaborated with food packaging manufacturer Genpak to develop a new line of biodegradable food containers, coined GenZero. Featuring its signature plant-based... Read More
13 Nov 2019
--- Unilever brand Hellmann’s is teaming up with food delivery service Just Eat to trial a range of condiments in Notpla’s seaweed-based biodegradable sauce sachets. This attempt to tackle plastic pollution across... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- Pizza lovers have long accepted the fact that round pizza pies are served in square boxes. Fast food giant Pizza Hut is challenging this tradition with its limited-time launch of circular pizza boxes at one of its locations... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- PulPac, a patented technology that 3D-molds cellulose into strong and stable paper packs of any shape, is working with clients to set up production capabilities in Europe and the US as part of its quest for global... Read More
18 Oct 2019
--- Rigid box specialist Pollard Boxes has devised a packaging solution for the Experimental Perfume Club’s line of bespoke fragrances. The boxes are marketed as having strong sustainability credentials as the materials... Read More
18 Oct 2019
--- European food packaging producer Flo has launched three new capsule formats to the GEA family that are industrially compostable and fully bio-based. The formats are suitable for Nespresso, Lavazza Blu and Keurig systems, and... Read More
17 Oct 2019
--- Cellulose films specialist Futamura has launched NatureFlex 30NVO, an ovenable grade film made from its compostable NatureFlex material. NatureFlex 30NVO is made from renewable wood pulp sourced from responsibly managed... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- In industry news this week, materials science company Dow announced the development of a new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic, called Dow Agility CE. The solution is the first post-consumer recycled (PCR) product... Read More
01 Oct 2019
--- Packaging trays made from BillerudKorsnäs’ FibreForm paper have up to 71 percent less global warming impact compared to trays made of only plastic. This is according to a life cycle assessment (LCA) performed by... Read More
24 Sep 2019
--- MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from fish waste, is the UK national winner of the James Dyson Award and could provide an environmentally-friendly alternative to single-use plastics. The James Dyson Award is an international... Read More
19 Sep 2019
--- The drive for increased environmental sustainability in packaging was once again top of the agenda at Packaging Innovations in London, UK. Private and public concern for the rising tide of global plastic pollution has... Read More
11 Sep 2019
--- PackagingInsights speaks to Bruce Bratley, Founder and CEO of First Mile, from the floor of Packaging Innovations 2019 in London. An entrepreneur as well as an environmentalist at heart, Bratley founded First Mile on the... Read More
05 Sep 2019
--- In a bid to test new packaging solutions and recycling initiatives, McDonald’s opened the “Better McDonald’s Store” in the Mall of Berlin in the German capital from June 17-26, replacing all food and... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a “secret recipe” to encourage Black Soldier Flies to mate can help tackle food waste. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra,... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- US agricultural technology firm Cambridge Crops has raised US$4 million in seed funding for a food preservation solution made from silk. Using just salt and water, Cambridge Crops uses natural silk proteins to create a... Read More
15 Aug 2019
--- Farmdrop, a UK online grocer with a focus on food sourced by local farmers, fisheries and other producers, has launched its new Made By Farmdrop range of pre-prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner meals made with seasonal... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Ampacet introduced a metal detectable masterbatch for plastic, 1000818-E, that aids in the detection of plastic containments. The masterbatch can result in enhanced food safety and minimized food... Read More
07 Aug 2019
--- Unilever has relaunched its branded Carte d’Or ice cream in compostable paperboard packaging by Stora Enso, available in Italy. The container is made from Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)... Read More
26 Jul 2019
--- An Australian start-up has developed a biodegradable alternative to plastic food packaging produced from the chitin and cellulose contained in crustacean skeletons. The material – CARAPAC – has embedded... Read More
18 Jul 2019
--- Finnish paper-based packaging specialist Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable Bioware Impresso double-walled hot cup. Adding to Huhtamaki’s existing Bioware compostable range, this new cup in a mixed sleeve of... Read More
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