fruit & vegetables

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
27 Jun 2022
--- Circular economy regulations for plastic food packaging are becoming increasingly stringent, but the desperately low availability of food-grade recyclate has left businesses in the Western world struggling to meet recycled... Read More
23 Jun 2022
--- Berry M&H is overcoming recycled plastic scarcity in the UK with supply from its own recycling plant, as demand for tax-compliant packaging grows. The rigid plastic specialist offers a range of containers with 35% or... Read More
22 Jun 2022
--- A study released today by printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) has found the packaging market’s most pressing challenges are forcing decision-makers to shift priorities and rethink operations, with... Read More
17 Jun 2022
--- This week in industry news, BillerudKorsnäs expanded its FibreForm paper range with unbleached, brown paper for reusable carrier bags, cup sleeves and plates. Also, UPM Raflatac formed a partnership to recycle its PET... Read More
16 Jun 2022
--- Plastics recyclers in Europe are experiencing shortages of sorted plastic waste, which the recycling sector is warning could slow down the transition toward a circular plastics economy in the EU. Plastics Recyclers Europe... Read More
15 Jun 2022
--- Mondi is receiving increased inquiries about fiber-based food packaging due to the recently-introduced UK Plastic Packaging Tax. However, plastic packaging remains necessary for high-barrier applications, and the company is... Read More
14 Jun 2022
--- UK demand for plastic-reduced banding solutions has been increasing since the Plastic Packaging Tax was introduced in April, according to ATS-Tanner. We discussed the rise of paper-based banding solutions with Robert Cohen,... Read More
13 Jun 2022
--- Walki is introducing a recyclable packaging portfolio for frozen foods in response to growing demand in this segment, especially from younger consumers. The portfolio of different materials aims to make packaging fully... Read More
13 Jun 2022
--- Berlin Packaging is continuing its North American expansion by acquiring Andler Packaging Group. The move expands the hybrid packaging supplier’s pharmaceutical and nutraceutical offerings and adds multiple... Read More
13 Jun 2022
--- SABIC is partnering with UPM Raflatac to launch “the world’s first” label material made from certified circular “ocean-bound” plastic. The new Ocean Action label is the first to be made using... Read More
23 May 2022
--- Egypt’s Environment Minister Dr. Yasmine Fouad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with sustainable innovation company Okeanos Egypt to boost the country’s single-use plastic reduction aims.... Read More
23 May 2022
--- R&D is an integral part of daily life for design engineer Andzejus Buinovskis. Buinovskis has worked at global plastic packaging manufacturer RETAL since 2015, bringing his creative design skills to his CAD-based role in... Read More
19 May 2022
--- SAVRpak has announced the launch of SAVRpak Drop-In, the “first-ever” moisture control technology that extends the shelf life and freshness of produce by up to four times. The tech eradicates condensation, the... Read More
19 May 2022
--- UK businesses must prepare now for incoming packaging reforms and make evidence-based decisions to support the emerging circular economy, argues Jane Bevis, executive chair and director at OPRL (The On-Pack Recycling Label).... Read More
17 May 2022
--- Toppan is unveiling a thin, card-sized temperature logger label that enables food temperature to be measured and recorded at regular intervals and data to be sent to a database via wireless networks.
17 May 2022
--- European packaging industry associations have submitted a joint letter to EU leaders warning that fragmentation of the Single Market is undermining progress toward the EU Green Deal. The 59 associations called on the EU to... Read More
16 May 2022
--- Camvac is launching two products at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK, next week: ExtraPET PCR, a high-barrier lidding film with over 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, and Camplus Extra MDO PE, a high-barrier... Read More
13 May 2022
--- CJ Bio, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang, is launching a “market-first” amorphous PHA polymer as part of its new PHACT Marine Biodegradable Polymers line. The amorphous PHA polymer will be produced... Read More
12 May 2022
--- Leading global businesses and research institutions in America’s Upper Midwest are uniting to catalyze a regional circular economy for flexible films and packaging materials. The new initiative – led by... Read More