26 Sep 2022
--- ChoosePlanetA is launching The Good Cup, an environmentally sustainable single-use paper cup that eliminates the need for plastic lids. The cup has a foldable built-in lid made from 100% certified home compostable paper and... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- Lithuanian researchers claim to have developed a takeaway food box that solves all common leakage, cooling and size problems. The team’s new invention is also plastic-free and designed in collaboration with local... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- The UK’s Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) is urging the Scottish government to avoid the systematic destruction of existing packaging stocks after Defra Minister Steve Double signed off the Scottish exemption to... Read More
27 Jul 2022
--- Robotics are increasingly prevalent in the packaging industry, but there are still many areas where robots and cobots could be introduced to improve productivity and environmental sustainability, according to experts.... Read More
22 Jul 2022
--- As unprecedented heat waves sweep across Europe, putting much of the continent on alert for droughts, experts are warning that the paper packaging industry is inadvertently contributing to one of the most serious impacts of... Read More
01 Jul 2022
--- EcoTensil is introducing its sturdy paperboard utensil in Europe. The US-based company has added its built-in cutlery to Global-C’s EcoFoodBox, enhancing its functionality for a streamlined plastic-free, compostable,... Read More
29 Jun 2022
--- Compostable packaging demand is growing rapidly, but improved collection and recycling infrastructure and clearer product labeling are required to support the market’s expansion and enhance cost-competitiveness. A... Read More
17 Jun 2022
--- Nearly half of McDonald’s shareholders, representing more than US$51 billion in market value, are supporting a resolution requesting that the company establish concrete actions to combat plastic pollution. As You Sow,... Read More
15 Jun 2022
--- The US Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) has passed a bipartisan amendment to ban the use of PFAS (perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in food packaging. The so-called... Read More
14 Jun 2022
--- ProAmpac has acquired Specialty Packaging, a US-based specialty paper, film and foil packaging producer for the fast food and food services industries. The move deepens the flexible packaging and material science... Read More
07 Jun 2022
--- Plastic monomers that are known to have carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to reproduction (CMR) hazard properties can easily transfer into food products, making them highly relevant for human exposure, finds a new study.... Read More
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