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25 Aug 2020
--- UK supermarket Asda has launched its first fully recyclable blueberry punnet and film lid, equating to an estimated 5.5 million recyclable packs annually. Asda also announced a trial on several other fresh punnets, including... Read More
21 Jul 2020
--- Global materials science company Avery Dennison has achieved OK Compost certification for its thermal label adhesive material. Addressing a “significant shortfall in supply” for compostable thermal materials, the... Read More
12 Jun 2020
--- DS Smith and MULTIVAC have teamed up to design and produce ECO Bowl – an innovative solution for fresh foods in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) based on corrugated cardboard. ECO Bowl is a fully recyclable... Read More
19 May 2020
--- While developing biodegradable food packaging from upcycled cheese whey and almond shells, EU-funded project YPACK has found that integrating zinc oxide and oregano essential oil helps the bio-papers protect against... Read More
17 Apr 2020
--- Coronavirus-induced supply chain disruptions have affected many in the F&B and packaging industries, but not MakeGrowLab. The Poland-based biodesign consultancy creates customizable, home-compostable plastic alternatives... Read More
15 Apr 2020
--- Plastics technology company AIMPLAS has teamed with Spanish olive oil producer Olivarera de los Pedroches (OLIPE) to develop biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions from olive stone waste. The two-year GO-OLIVA... Read More
06 Apr 2020
--- Eco-Products, a Novolex brand, has introduced compostable trays as the latest addition to its line of foodservice products, targeting grocery stores and food processors. Made from residual sugarcane fiber, the new trays are... Read More
27 Mar 2020
--- The global coronavirus outbreak is causing significant disruption in the fresh produce supply chain and concerns around the potential contamination of unpacked foodstuffs when handled. This is according to reports by StePac,... Read More
19 Mar 2020
--- Aptar Food + Beverage has introduced its InvisiShield platform technology, an anti-pathogenic packaging solution for sealed containers, to the fresh produce sector. The technology releases a chlorine dioxide antimicrobial... Read More
18 Mar 2020
--- Israel-based Sufresca has developed edible coatings that eliminate fresh produce plastic packaging entirely and reduce food loss and waste. The tailor-made edible formulations arrive with easily implemented application... Read More
11 Mar 2020
--- Sealpac, a thermoforming technology specialist, will be showcasing several resource-saving solutions at interpack 2020. The trade show set to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany, from May 7 to 13, provides an ideal platform for... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Major bioplastics players BASF and Novamont have both launched highly sustainable solutions for fresh-food packaging in two major compostable cling film breakthroughs. Tackling both plastic pollution and food waste... Read More
03 Feb 2020
--- UK supermarket Iceland has launched a landmark trial to reduce plastic packaging on fresh produce by 93 percent. UK-first packaging solutions will be used to reduce plastic use, including apples, mixed peppers, potatoes and... Read More
30 Jan 2020
--- With Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany, taking place next week, Mondi has announced that it will be exhibiting its containerboard and corrugated solutions for the fresh produce market. On show for the first time will be the... Read More
07 Jan 2020
--- Functional packaging innovator StePac has launched a range of recyclable solutions designed to preserve the freshness and significantly extend the shelf-life of pomegranates and their extracted arils. The technology is based... Read More
18 Nov 2019
--- The EU-funded NanoPack project has developed flexible plastic food film with antioxidants and antimicrobial properties to decelerate food spoilage, which it is now readying for market launch. After a series of antimicrobial... Read More
06 Nov 2019
--- UK government-backed circular economy and resource efficiency charity WRAP has issued new guidance encouraging retailers to sell more fresh produce loose and without Best Before dates. These changes could help reduce the... Read More
29 Oct 2019
--- Fresh produce functional packaging specialist StePac has announced its four-pillared strategy for greener packaging. The strategy supports the need for climate-positive plastic packaging, addressing the critical problem of... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a “secret recipe” to encourage Black Soldier Flies to mate can help tackle food waste. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra,... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- US agricultural technology firm Cambridge Crops has raised US$4 million in seed funding for a food preservation solution made from silk. Using just salt and water, Cambridge Crops uses natural silk proteins to create a... Read More
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