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EUROPEN seeks further clarification, while PRE regrets delay

European Commission drops Circular Economy package for a ‘more ambitious proposal’ in 2015

The European Commission has announced plans to withdraw from the Circular Economy package leading to widespread disappointment from industry bodies.

Co-op's sole packaging operation temporarily on hold

Fire at Wisconsin cheese packaging plant breaks link in supply chain

A fire at a Portage, Wisconsin cheese processing and packaging facility is creating distribution headaches for the 2,600 members of a regional dairy cooperative.

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Pouches and beyond: Snacks and cereals have made ‘smart’ progress

Snack and cereal makers have stepped into smart packaging territory with stand-out, portable pouch formats but they can still stretch further, says a packaging expert.

ETH Zurich creates alternative method for lactic acid

Demand for PLA degradable plastic to reach one megaton per year by 2020

Researchers at ETH Zurich, an international university for technology and the natural sciences, have come up an alternative method to produce lactic acid, as demand for biodegradable plastic packaging from PLA (polylactic acid) grows.

Special Edition: Smart Packaging

Nifty packaging: Could data tech be the future for bakery shelf life?

Using data exchange technology like near field communication (NFC) to link bread staling information with color-changing labels is a promising future concept, says Canadean.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Adept targets food and packaging growth

Adept has said it wants to grow its mobile robot business in food and packaging to make a new type of industry.

Benchmarking ease-of-opening

A draft standard on packaging openability is allowing brand-owners and retailers, including Marks & Spencer (M&S), to compare and improve pack designs for less dextrous people.

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Elopak renewable polyethylene PE carton

Elopak claims to beat Tetra Pak to the punch with its sustainable carton

Elopak has launched a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE), claiming to have beaten Tetra Pak...

Nestlé to use natural refrigerants on all ice cream freezers in 2015

Nestlé to use natural refrigerants on all ice cream freezers in 2015

Nestlé is extending a European initiative, to buy natural refrigerants instead of synthetic ones, globally from January 2015.

CAS and ACC slam BPA blood pressure link

BPA link to increased blood pressure ‘sensationalist’ - CAS

Findings that drinking or eating from cans lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) could raise blood pressure are...

US FDA BPA safety findings
US FDA updates its website on latest BPA safety findings

‘No information to change current BPA exposure guidelines’

The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has updated its website to reflect the findings of its...

White House, local food, economic development, food processing, USDA
Local Foods, Local Places supports food-focused economic development

White House selects communities to develop local food projects in 19 states

Six US federal agencies have jointly announced the 26 communities selected to participate in Local Foods, Local...

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