05 May 2022
--- McDonald’s and Burger King are facing class-action lawsuits in the US for using PFAS chemicals in their packaging. The fast-food chains are accused of fraud, misrepresentation and false advertising for claiming the... Read More
28 Apr 2022
--- Ahead of the Rethinking Materials event next week in London, UK, we sit down with Maisie Devine, executive director for sustainable innovation and 100+ Accelerator at AB InBev, to discuss the scalability potential of... Read More
25 Apr 2022
--- Costa Coffee is launching a trial of 100% fiber lids on takeaway cups at 150 stores across the UK. The lids are made from renewable plant-based material and fully recyclable. If successful, the UK’s largest coffee... Read More
22 Apr 2022
--- Nextek’s Nextloopp food-grade PP recycling project is dispatching recycled PP (rPP) prototype resins from post-consumer food packaging to its 43 participants for new production trials. The move follows successful... Read More
07 Apr 2022
--- Chipotle Mexican Grill is testing radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to enhance its traceability and inventory systems at its Chicago, US, distribution center and approximately 200 restaurants in the greater... Read More
05 Apr 2022
--- Fast-paced innovation in fiber-based packaging is creating opportunities for brands and retailers to switch from fossil fuel-based rigid and flexible plastic packaging formats to renewable alternatives. However, matching... Read More
30 Mar 2022
--- Restaurant Brands International (RBI) – the owner of Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons – has committed to eliminate potentially harmful PFAS chemicals from its food packaging worldwide by 2025, following... Read More
25 Mar 2022
--- Mondi is investing €280 million (US$309 million) in corrugated packaging operations across four countries to boost production and serve customers more efficiently. The investment includes around €185 million... Read More
24 Mar 2022
--- Huhtamaki is increasing its production of advanced smooth molded fiber packaging in Europe. The company’s site in Alf, Germany, is switching its focus from plastics to smooth molded fiber products to meet the growing... Read More
08 Mar 2022
--- The packaging industry could be facing “catastrophic” price rises for oil and gas, as Russia threatens to cut off all supplies to Europe, including through the Nord Stream pipelines, in retaliation to Western... Read More
23 Feb 2022
--- Innova Market Insights has unveiled its Top Packaging Trends 2022, with “Food Waste Fighters” taking the top spot. The climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and political upheavals have elevated food waste concerns,... Read More
17 Feb 2022
--- Fiber-based foodservice packaging suppliers face a daunting challenge: how to produce grease-resistance compostable plates and containers without using conventional chemistry formulations, specifically PFAS, or potentially... Read More
03 Feb 2022
--- Stora Enso is investing €8 million (US$9.1 million) to double its formed fiber production capacity in Europe. With new machinery in Hylte, Sweden, the company is aiming to meet increasing demand for low-carbon material.... Read More
02 Feb 2022
--- SIG Combibloc (SIG) is set to acquire bag-in-box producer Scholle IPN for €1.36 billion (US$1.54 billion). The transaction is expected to close before the end of Q3 2022, subject to customary closing conditions. Ingo... Read More
26 Jan 2022
--- Smurfit Kappa has developed new environmentally sustainable packaging for fast-food by partnering with independent packaging consultant Juozas Baranauskas. The Twin Kraft Grease Guard MB12 packaging solution, created for... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper revealed plans to construct a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in the US. Meanwhile, Clariant completed the sale of its Pigments business, Huhtamaki acquired... Read More
07 Dec 2021
--- A US congress bill is seeking to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in all F&B packaging nationwide, beginning in 2024. The bipartisan bill named the “Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act” was... Read More
30 Nov 2021
--- Novolex’s Eco-Products has added seven items to its compostable take-out container lineup. The Vanguard two-piece containers are made from sugarcane fiber and designed for restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores... Read More
19 Nov 2021
--- ABB Robotics has partnered with compostable packaging pioneer Zume to support the transition away from single-use plastic in the foodservice sector. ABB Robotics will supply more than 1,000 robotic cells to enhance... Read More
16 Nov 2021
--- A widely publicized study has revealed regulatory “safe” limits on human exposure to phthalates may be set at levels not sufficiently protecting human health. The new analysis of 38 human studies identified... Read More