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22 Oct 2021
--- Technology group GEA is launching a packaging line for powders and coarse granules called GEA SmartFil M1, targeting low-capacity applications in the food, dairy and pet food sectors. Companies operating in emerging markets,... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- Plant-based meat brand Charley St is launching its chorizo and bolognese alternatives in industrially compostable pouches. “Reducing the consumption of animal-based protein is well understood to reduce carbon... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Mondi has equipped French Group LSDH’s Les Crudettes salads with functional barrier paper packaging made from 95% fiber, replacing its previous plastic bags with a solution recyclable in France. According to Mondi, the... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Researchers at the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand have developed a polylactic acid (PLA) composite pineapple leaf fiber biopolymer. The composite could help meet the growing demand for... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Europe and the US are leading innovation in plastic recycling and alternative plastics technologies, according to a new study published by the European Patent Office (EPO). “The study is first a reminder that new... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- The foodservice sector has experienced unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, with one in three global consumers increasing their home delivery use, according to Innova Market Insights. Packaging producers have... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Astellas Pharma has begun using sugarcane-derived polyethylene as 50% of its raw material for creating pharmaceutical blister packs. The company says the move represents “the world’s first use” of biomass... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- The French government will ban plastic packaging for fruits and vegetables weighing less than 1.5 kg from January 2022, according to a recent law passed by the country’s Economy, Ecological Transition, Agriculture and... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coveris is converting a “potentially revolutionary” new paper into flexible packaging for dry foods to meet growing demand for recyclable alternatives to plastic-based solutions. Notably, the material’s... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Mondi is equipping Finnish premium dog food brand Hau-Hau Champion with a polyethylene (PE) bag, which can be recycled in plastic recycling streams. The mono-material packaging replaces unrecyclable plastic packs while... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s waste paper cups will be recycled into toilet paper as part of the fast-food chain’s partnership with Swedish hygiene product producer Essity. The project is estimated to save up to 12,000 tons of... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has launched a public information campaign to increase awareness around the recyclability of plastic milk jugs. The “Recycle the Jug” campaign is debuting a new... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Indian chocolate bar brand Kocoatrait is exceeding the requirements of the country’s mandated Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme by enabling consumers to return their fiber-based bar wrappers directly to the... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- International researchers are advocating for governments to ensure plastic waste generated during the COVID-19 pandemic is more efficiently collected, segregated and recycled. Crucially, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- Simply Tera’s, formerly Tera’s Whey, has rebranded its packaging with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, making the entire package (canister, cap, scoop and label) fully recyclable. Moreover, its... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Nestlé subsidiaries in France have been accused of failing to communicate the removal of bisphenol A (BPA) from metal food packaging. The French competition authority (General Rapporteur of the Autorité de la... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Waddington Europe, a Novolex division, is launching a soft-fruit container with cushion technology, eliminating the need for extra bubble padding while reducing plastic. The 100% mono-material, protective punnet uses the... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Elopak is acquiring Naturepak Beverage Packaging, a leading gable top fresh liquid carton and packaging systems supplier in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Norwegian liquid carton producer has signed a... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s Canada is introducing wooden stir sticks, paper straws and wooden cutlery – excluding McFlurry spoons – to its 1,400 restaurants nationwide by December 2021. Wooden stir sticks are currently... Read More
12 Oct 2021
--- FrieslandCampina is replacing single-use glass bottles with recycled PET (rPET) bottles for its Friesche Vlag coffee creamers. “Replacing single-use glass, a material we have recycled for years already, with plastic... Read More
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