30 May 2023
--- Yesterday, the second UK National Treaty Dialogues on Plastic Pollution Multi-Stakeholder Convening Report 2023 was published. The report includes contributions from 39 organizations addressing the plastic pollution crisis,... Read More
23 May 2023
--- Solinatra has obtained “OK compost Industrial” certification by TÜV Austria for its coffee capsules made from entirely natural, plant-based materials that are reportedly biodegradable, compostable without... Read More
18 May 2023
--- At the Rethinking Materials Innovation and Investment Summit, which concluded yesterday in London, UK, Aquapak CEO Mark Lapping detailed the findings of a new report that appears to show the European packaging industry is... Read More
08 May 2023
--- At Interpack 2023, the future of bioplastics and compostable packaging solutions is taking center stage, with a range of industry experts highlighting how non-fossil fuel-based materials can be incorporated into product... Read More
01 May 2023
--- Tesco, Marks and Spencer (M&S) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are among the first names to be unveiled as part of the Compostable Coalition UK advisory board, which will work toward finding and implementing... Read More
20 Apr 2023
--- Ahead of the upcoming revisions to the EU’s Waste Framework Directive (WFD), environmental groups and recycling organizations are calling for stringent policy changes utilizing advanced digital technologies and data... Read More
19 Apr 2023
--- Danimer Scientific and TotalEnergies Corbion have developed a new compostable coffee pod biopolymer that complies with proposed EU packaging regulations.“By developing coffee pods that are fully compostable,... Read More
18 Apr 2023
--- Solinatra and ATMI IGI have launched a Center of Excellence in Surakarta, Indonesia, to provide education on transitioning from plastics to natural, biodegradable materials. The companies say that the collaboration will... Read More
17 Apr 2023
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is calling on EU policymakers to make material recovery and biological treatment (MRBT) of mixed waste mandatory. The organization has found the method is cost-competitive with controversial,... Read More
13 Apr 2023
--- Material recovery and biological treatment (MRBT) methods for mixed waste sorting could be a cost-competitive and superior carbon-saving alternative to incineration practices, according to a new report by Zero Waste Europe... Read More
13 Apr 2023
--- SupplyCaddy has raised US$3.2 million in seed funding led by CEAS Investments. The global manufacturer and supplier of F&B packaging and disposables will use the funding to launch an environmentally sustainable line of... Read More
12 Apr 2023
--- PespiCo divisions Frito-Lay and Quaker are launching a new compostable packaging center within its R&D headquarters in New York, US. The “Greenhouse Learning Center” will be used to field test, measure and... Read More
12 Apr 2023
--- GaeaStar, a single-use clay vessel start-up, is gearing up to introduce its products to the US via a trial with Californian coffee chain Verve. Based out of San Francisco, US, and Berlin, Germany, GaeaStar uses clay, water... Read More
12 Apr 2023
--- Food delivery rose to an all-time high during the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to be popular among consumers in the post-pandemic world, according to Jaz Rabadia, global head of responsible business and sustainability at... Read More
11 Apr 2023
--- Ball Aerospace is launching its Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument aboard a commercial satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, US, to provide critical data on air... Read More
10 Apr 2023
--- Major airlines, airports and caterers are warning that EU animal agriculture rules are hampering their ability to recycle packaging and food waste and meet sustainability targets. The current regulation requires that all... Read More
07 Apr 2023
--- This week in industry news, ProAmpac added to its ProActive Recyclable line targeted at pet food applications. Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s removed plastic trays from its whole chicken range, and Stora Enso divested its... Read More
07 Apr 2023
--- The European Bioplastics (EUBP) association is calling on the EU Parliament and Council to include coffee capsules in the proposed list for mandatorily compostable packaging applications as set out in the EC’s proposal... Read More
06 Apr 2023
--- Label printing company Reynders is showcasing its shrink-sleeve solutions at this year’s Empack trade show, April 5-6, in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. The sleeves can be easily separated from cans by... Read More
03 Apr 2023
--- Italy’s consulate-general to Nigeria, Ugo Boni, has announced Italy will expand its current US$2.4 billion trade cooperation with Nigeria at the West African Cold Chain Summit and Exhibition in Lagos. The theme of the... Read More