ready meals & side dishes

30 Jul 2021
--- Compost organizations across the US are welcoming the introduction of the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act in the US House of Representatives. The COMPOST Act would... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa’s half-year financial results for 2021 show an 11 percent rise in revenue compared to last year, along with an 8 percent hike in profit before income tax. The company also announced it has agreed to... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- Metaspectral has been awarded a CA$300,000 (US$239,000) grant by the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund in Canada to support its development of AI-powered technology for sorting plastics automatically to enhance recycling. The... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
20 Jul 2021
--- Packaging data specialist Ecoveritas is launching a sophisticated online analysis and reporting tool called Ecoview later this month for brands and retailers requiring a detailed breakdown of their packaging supply chain.... Read More
16 Jul 2021
--- PackagingInsights speaks exclusively with Camvac CEO Greg Kingham about raw material availability issues conjured up by the COVID-19 and Brexit “perfect storm.” Kingham also discusses Camvac’s compliance... Read More
14 Jul 2021
--- Consumer packaging giant Mondi has struck a three-year partnership with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) to identify science-based solutions to climate-related threats to forests and... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- A new paper published by the American Chemical Society is calling for “meaningful action” on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to attenuate the “systematic failures” of US chemical... Read More
12 Jul 2021
--- PulPac is revealing a cooperation with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) for developing cutting-edge barrier technologies adapted for its Dry Molded Fiber technology. Dry Molded Fiber is a patented manufacturing technology for... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- The hotly debated EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), first announced in 2019, has come into force. Since Saturday (July 3), single-use plastic cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers, balloon sticks and... Read More
05 Jul 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is warning the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive’s (SUPD) legislative processes are creating “an unprecedented fragmentation among EU Member States.” The Directive came... Read More
02 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging International unveiled a dual-ovenable paperboard tray as part of its award-winning PaperSeal tray range. Also, Ardagh produced a reusable jar for Zentis’ NaturRein brand... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- UK-based Camvac is launching a 60 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET barrier film branded ExtraPET PCR, meeting regulatory demands for recycled food-grade packaging solutions. Notably, the EU’s Plastics Strategy... Read More
25 Jun 2021
--- Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) is warning continuing raw material availability issues are creating a potential risk to the stable supply of food, pharmaceutical and medical products. Guido Aufdemkamp, FPE’s executive... Read More
21 Jun 2021
--- Stora Enso is launching a wood fiber-based material composition designed for microwavable food tray packaging called Trayforma. The renewable material is PET-free, has a low share of polypropylene and a lower carbon... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- Digital watermarks can increase packaging circularity in “ways that were not possible in the past,” according to plastic packaging specialist Paccor and digital identity technologists Digimarc. The two companies... Read More
31 May 2021
--- Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is evolving its retail packaging with a “more modern” redesign of its signature red and white stripes. A re-illustration of the brand ambassador Colonel Sanders is also featured... Read More
11 May 2021
--- DS Smith is announcing a £100 million (US$141 million) R&D and innovation package to accelerate its technologies and solutions for the circular economy. The FTSE 100’s investment is spread over five years and... Read More
05 May 2021
--- Ready meal packaging has become a more regular feature in the lives of many consumers contending with COVID-19 community restrictions. While food hoarding will mostly die out post-pandemic, the long-term restaurant delivery... Read More
04 May 2021
--- Burger King is launching a green packaging pilot program running throughout the year to reduce its environmental footprint. Starting today, 51 Burger King company-owned restaurants in Miami, US, will provide plastic... Read More