The challenge for the food and drink industry and others throughout the sector is to continue to achieve economic success while reducing carbon emissions, waste and water and energy consumption.
NASA has agreed to fund the development of a 3D food printer to supply food for astronauts during space travel and help feed the world’s growing population.
Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has published its vision on sustainability establishing additional objectives for the business up to 2020.
Packaging polymers are growing in the developed and developing world, driven by the constant demand for more food to feed the world’s expanding population, according to PlasticsEurope.
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The latest European packaging manufacturer to announce it would be passing on raw material cost increases is UK company Paccor, which makes rigid plastic food packaging.
UK-based research groups Campden BRI and CABI have teamed up to consistent scientific support covering the entire food and drink supply chain as the world’s population continues to increase.
A whey protein coating is being developed as part of an EU project to replace existing polyethylene (PE) or petrochemical plastic coatings in multilayer packaging and enhance recyclability.
Demand for fresh, everyday consumables is fuelling growth in the active, intelligent and controlled food and drink packaging market, the latest report from BCC Research claims.
France and Germany have teamed up to work on improving polymer sourcing for plastic packaging and address environmental challenges.
Beverage carton recycling has continued to increase in the UK, with half of all local authorities in the country now making kerbside collections, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the...
An EU project is aiming to produce functional bacteriostatic packaging which is 100% biodegradable and demonstrates higher mechanical strength and increased ultra-violet and heat resistance than conventional methods.
Novelis has developed aluminium sheet with 90% recycled content enabling beverage can manufacturers the ability to have a product made of 70% recycled material.
Sidel tells BeverageDaily.com that its new low output aseptic blow-fill-cap machine lends opportunities for beverage producers to test the market with PET on a smaller scale, and naturally suits ‘more...
No single solution for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) full body sleeve labels will suit everybody and make the issue easily solvable, according to Eastman Chemical Company.
Bioplastic packaging and a modern plastic alternative to the tin can are just some of the innovations RPC Group is currently working on, the company revealed at its press conference...
A biodegradable food packaging material has been created via nanotechnology, according to scientists in the Philippines.
RPC is capturing increasing numbers of food manufacturers that are switching to plastic packaging from other materials - and not just for lightweighting - the company claimed at its press...
Lightweighting will remain a big trend influencing RPC Group's business strategy, according to Pim Vervaat, the packaging firm's new boss.
Researchers have produced starch from plants not usually used for food purposes, potentially opening up whole new sources for foods and packaging materials.
The corrugated packaging sector has reduced its carbon footprint by a further 4.8% over the three years up to 2011, according to FEFCO figures.
Europe's largest byproducts company Soltens is working with UK frozen food firm Lamb Weston on a project to divert potato co-products from waste to other uses.
An EU project has developed biodegradable composite packaging reinforced with hemp and flax fibres for poultry and meat.
The land area used to grow crops for bioplastic is “nowhere near” being in competition to food and feed, according to European Bioplastics.
Biome Bioplastics is leading a consortium investigating whether a waste product of the pulp and paper industry can be used in bioplastics.
Opposition from packaging manufacturers and the foodservice sector is growing to mayor of New York Mike Bloomberg's proposals to ban polystyrene food packaging in the city.