27 Jan 2023
--- Baby and toddler packaging for F&B, hygiene and pharmaceutical products is a key segment for the industry, with concerns over cleanliness, safety and reusability abounding for one of society’s most vulnerable... Read More
19 Jan 2023
--- Researchers in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have received a US$2.4 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture to create bioplastics from food waste. The “first-of-its-kind”... Read More
11 Jan 2023
--- Plastic credits have been dismissed by some NGOs and multinationals as a greenwashing mechanism that distracts from plastic reduction and exacerbates “waste colonialism.” However, environmental consultancy South... Read More
09 Jan 2023
--- The British government has confirmed plans to enforce a ban on single-use plastics in England, in line with Scotland and Wales. Items such as disposable plastic cutlery, trays and plates will be outlawed for foodservice... Read More
21 Dec 2022
--- The European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative (ECBPI) is flagging a looming annual cost of up to €2 billion (US$2.13 billion) from plastic contamination in biowaste. ECBPI is therefore urging the European... Read More
21 Dec 2022
--- Trays are a common packaging material due to their inexpensive, lightweight and long-lasting nature. They are most commonly used by the F&B and pharmaceutical industries, making them the primary drivers in the trays... Read More
15 Dec 2022
--- BASF and StePac are partnering to develop environmentally sustainable packaging to extend the shelf life of fresh produce. BASF is supplying StePac with its Ultramid Ccycled, a chemically recycled polyamide six, while StePac... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- For the second time, the Earthshot Prize announced five £1 million (US$1.2 million) prize winners at a globally broadcast ceremony in Boston, US. British seaweed packaging startup Notpla is among this year’s... Read More
18 Nov 2022
--- Co-op is replacing all colored milk bottle caps from its skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole milk packaging with clear caps to reduce color contamination in the high-density PE (HDPE) stream, allowing materials to be recycled... Read More
16 Nov 2022
--- As the “humanization” of pets continues, consumers are demanding environmentally sustainable food packaging solutions, a greater packaging variety and clear on-pack communication. PackagingInsights speaks to... Read More
11 Nov 2022
--- This week in industry news, Smurfit Kappa created an environmentally sustainable packaging solution for wine. Meanwhile, ProAmpac partnered with JBT Proseal to offer North America’s “first” in-line sandwich... Read More
11 Nov 2022
--- Upward Farms has unveiled a recycled and resealable packaging design for its line of USDA-certified organic microgreens. The “world’s largest” organic vertical farming companies’ new design is now... Read More
02 Nov 2022
--- British online food service company Deliveroo has announced a £2.5 million (US$2.8 million) investment to subsidize the cost of more environmentally sustainable packaging and to encourage restaurant partners to move... Read More
01 Nov 2022
--- Lidl GB is extending its range of “Prevented Ocean Plastic” (POP) food packaging to fresh meat ranges to prevent a littering amount equal to over 15 million plastic water bottles annually. From this week,... Read More
20 Oct 2022
--- The Chinese General Office of the State Council has released a notice to further strengthen the control over excessive packaging of commodities, calling for further efforts to prevent over-packaging of goods. Furthermore,... Read More
17 Oct 2022
--- In its Bakery Bites edition, Rabobank’s RaboResearch looks at the current situation of environmentally sustainable packaging solutions in the US bakery sector. Last month, RaboResearch visited the International Baking... Read More
11 Oct 2022
--- Researchers at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona, Italy, have detected microplastic in human breast milk for the first time and want to use their findings to pressure politicians to enforce stricter... Read More
06 Oct 2022
--- Huhtamaki is launching Icon, a 95% renewable bio-based paper-based packaging solution for ice cream containers and lids, enabling recycling in communities with paper product recycling programs across the US. A connected... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- With stringent legislative targets set for recycling, recycled content and recyclability in packaging, the industry is increasingly looking to novel technologies as a means of reprocessing material unfit for current... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- A study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from plastic packaging pyrolysis are nine times higher than that of mechanical recycling. Accordingly, ZWE is urging the... Read More