fruit & vegetables

17 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, the HolyGrail 2.0 digital watermark recycling enhancement project revealed it has validated its first prototype detection sorting unit, with a more than 95% ejection success rate. Meanwhile,... Read More
17 Sep 2021
--- Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for packaging are widely regarded as crucial to combating increasing levels of waste and pollution. EPR is based on the “polluter-pays” principle. These schemes... Read More
17 Sep 2021
--- Substrate processing specialist Bobst has launched “Generation 2.0” pouches, which are recyclable, mono-material alternatives replacing non-recyclable, high-barrier multi-material packaging structures. However,... Read More
16 Sep 2021
--- BASF is introducing new additive solutions branded IrgaCycle for mechanically recycling plastics, addressing what it calls “the imminent needs in plastics recycling.” IrgaCycle is tailored to enhance the quality... Read More
16 Sep 2021
--- Lidl GB is planning to replace all single-use fruit and vegetable plastic bags with compostable bags, allowing customers to select more environmentally sustainable packaging when shopping.
14 Sep 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has warned Plastics Europe that its call for a mandatory EU recycled content target of 30 percent by 2030 is “legitimate and achievable,” but only if the whole value chain... Read More
13 Sep 2021
--- Ahead of PackagingInsights’ webinar: Sustainable e-commerce packaging in the COVID-19 age, taking place this Thursday (September 16, 16:00 CEST/10:00 EDT), panelists Daniela Dorner, eCommerce director at Mondi Group,... Read More
13 Sep 2021
--- Tesco is launching a reusable packaging initiative in partnership with TerraCycle’s global Loop program, debuting in ten of its UK stores. Featuring a range of 88 reusable F&B, household and beauty products, the... Read More
13 Sep 2021
--- Berry Global is joining The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, which is aimed at increasing recycling access for polypropylene (PP) in the US. “By expanding and modernizing recycling... Read More
07 Sep 2021
--- India has become the first Asian country to launch a plastics pact. The Plastics Pact for Asia brings together WWF India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with a shared goal to make all plastic packaging... 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
01 Sep 2021
--- A new global packaging company called Eviosys has been formed, manufacturing steel and aluminum food packaging for hundreds of international and regional food and consumer product customers. Eviosys – which derives... Read More
26 Aug 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa is investing US$22 million in the expansion of its corrugated plant in Culiacan, Mexico. The facility will produce corrugated boxes made with a moisture barrier that helps resist condensation.
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
--- Supermarket giant Tesco is rolling out soft plastic collection points at every large UK store after a successful 171-store trial earlier this year in Wales and the South West, in which close to a metric ton of soft plastic... Read More
23 Aug 2021
--- TNA, an Australian global food processing and packaging technology specialist, is unveiling a new remote assist service for digitally enhanced customer experiences. The service delivers greater commissioning, support and... Read More
20 Aug 2021
--- Front-of-pack designs can elevate F&B products to stardom or relegate them to obscurity on increasingly competitive retailer shelves. PackagingInsights speaks with designers from creative agencies Landor & Fitch,... Read More
20 Aug 2021
--- In packaging news this week, molded fiber technology pioneer Zume partnered with chemicals company Solenis, publicly sharing a PFAS-replacement recipe for food packaging. Zume plans to ensure all its production globally is... Read More
18 Aug 2021
--- Veolia research has found 83 percent of businesses asked are not aware of the impending UK Plastic Packaging tax, with less than a year until the legislation comes into force. The UK government has released draft legislation... Read More
17 Aug 2021
--- DS Smith is investigating the use of seaweed fibers in packaging applications to reduce carbon emissions associated with traditional materials like wood. The company says this is an “industry first” that will... Read More