fruit & vegetables

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
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
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
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
11 Oct 2021
--- Mondi is expanding its portfolio of food and pet food packaging with RetortPouch Recyclable, an aluminum-free, mono-material solution designed to replace conventionally unrecyclable solutions. Moist or semi-moist foods often... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- Plastic packaging for fruit and vegetable products weighing less than 1.5 kg will be banned throughout Spain from 2023, under a new draft of environmental legislation being finalized by the government. Stipulated in a Royal... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- Solvay has established a proof of concept demonstrating polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) can be recycled. Consequently, the company is urging fellow plastics producers to work together to turn PVDC recycling into a reality.... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Tetra Pak is embarking on a new strategic collaboration with connected factory worker platform Poka to accelerate zero waste processes in food manufacturing plants. “Through collaborations like our one with Poka, we... 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
04 Oct 2021
--- Mosca has showcased efficiency and production advancements made through the COVID-19-induced digitalization boom at FachPack 2021. The company demonstrated some of its state-of-the-art innovations, including an automated... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Paccor has premiered a cloud-based “digital ecosystem” for increasing plastic packaging recycling levels through intelligent product identities at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany.PackagingInsights caught up... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Banding technologies continue to roll out at Fachpack 2021 as the show reaches its final day in Nuremberg, Germany. ATS is presenting its new machine for banding different sizes on one machine. Meanwhile, Bandall is... Read More
29 Sep 2021
--- Paper packaging specialist Mondi and machine manufacturer Rovema are unveiling a new food-grade pillow bag at FachPack 2021, hosted in Nuremberg, Germany. “Here at the show, we are targeting frozen food and fresh... Read More
24 Sep 2021
--- Fresh produce packaging company StePac is expanding its Xgo range of top seals. Its new lean and fully recyclable easy-peel film structures are designed for trays or containers for summer fruits, freshly cut fruits and... Read More
24 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Phononic presented a portable cooling and freezing solution for perishable goods, delivering “unmatched” cold chain integrity to meet “explosive demand for cold chain solutions... Read More
23 Sep 2021
--- Retail chain Woolworths is backing a new Australian plastic recycling start-up called Samsara Eco that uses enzymatic technology to reduce the need for virgin plastic production. Samsara packaging is expected to hit... Read More
22 Sep 2021
--- Reelbrands is highlighting a corrugated board production process “powered by food waste.” The REELcorrugated boards typically cost the same as traditional corrugated, but with a “significantly lower... Read More
21 Sep 2021
--- Mondi is gearing up to present sustainable-by-design packaging developed through its EcoSolutions approach – “plastic when useful and paper where possible” – at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany... Read More