21 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s and Starbucks are committing an additional US$10 million to the NextGen Consortium, an initiative aiming to improve environmental sustainability standards in the foodservice industry. Founded by investment... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Wendy’s is partnering with Berry Global and LyondellBasell to transition a selection of the fast-food restaurant’s plastic-lined paper cups to single-substrate, clear plastic cups for drinks. The clear plastic... 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
06 Oct 2021
--- Huhtamaki has highlighted an independent study revealing that transitioning in-store Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) dining to reusable tableware would be equivalent to adding one million petrol cars to Europe’s roads.... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Mondi and Taurus Packaging have developed a wet strength paper shopping bag for the South African retail market. The partners say the bag can prevent up to 2 million plastic bags from entering the waste stream in the country... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Greiner Packaging is showcasing its new self-separating cup innovation today at FachPack 2021. The K3 r100 cup is a cardboard-plastic combination delivering enhanced recyclability with an easy-to-detach tear-off system.... Read More
23 Sep 2021
--- ProAmpac (formerly Rapid Action Packaging (RAP)) is debuting its RecycAll Freshpack all-fiber sandwich skillet with a window today at Lunch! 2021 (September 23-24), stand D50, at the Exhibition Centre London, UK. The company... Read More
21 Sep 2021
--- McDonald’s has launched an initiative to reduce virgin fossil fuel-based plastic in its Happy Meal toys by 90% worldwide by the end of 2025. The fast-food giant will transition to more renewable, recycled or certified... Read More
15 Sep 2021
--- Berry Global has announced plans to expand its foodservice packaging manufacturing operations in North America as part of its long-term strategic growth commitments. This more than US$110 million investment will expand its... Read More
07 Sep 2021
--- Stora Enso is restructuring its business due to a global decline in the paper market, increasing its focus on packaging and biomaterial innovation. The Finnish paper and pulp specialist will be making divestments and closing... Read More
06 Sep 2021
--- PulPac has announced that the European Patent Office intends to grant the Dry Molder Fiber specialist a general patent. Europe becomes the third major region – after the US and Japan – to confirm PulPac’s... Read More
31 Aug 2021
--- The UK government is ramping up its “war on plastic waste” with fresh plans to stop the supply of a range of single-use plastics that “threaten our natural environment.” Single-use plastic plates,... Read More
25 Aug 2021
--- Portable food box innovation RingPack has secured a European patent and is now ready for market entry. The packaging design is distinguished by a novel lid that converts into a handle, facilitating convenient handling and... Read More
24 Aug 2021
--- The Single-Use Materials Decelerator (SUMD), a group of foodservice companies, waste managers, non-profit and civil society organizations, has developed an online tool for evaluating the impact of food packaging on... Read More
13 Aug 2021
--- McDonald’s Germany is testing a move from paperboard clam shells to paper wrappings for its burger products, which the company says could potentially save up 70 percent of packaging material.
13 Aug 2021
--- Brazilian thermoplastic resin producer Braskem is unveiling a new polyethylene (PE) resin for the rigid plastic packaging segment. Touted as an option for companies seeking fully recyclable materials, Braskem’s latest... Read More
06 Aug 2021
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come under fire from environmental activists. Rather than pledging legislative action to ban the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in packaging, the FDA has issued a... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Graphic Packaging International (GPI) is launching a line of non-polyethylene (PE) coated, single-use foodservice cups branded OptiCycle. OptiCycle technology provides an alternative to traditional PE and polylactic acid... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- PulPac is revealing a cooperation with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) for developing cutting-edge barrier technologies adapted for its Dry Molded Fiber technology. Dry Molded Fiber is a patented manufacturing technology for... Read More