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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.

Elopak first packaging company to join RE100 campaign

Elopak is the first major packaging company and the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign, in partnership with The Climate Group, to engage, support and showcase influential companies...

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ACE UK joins OPRL as a co-owner with BRC

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK, which represents Tetra Pak, Elopak, and SIG Combibloc, has announced it will become a joint owner of OPRL, which runs...

McDonald’s Europe reaches sustainability milestone to source 100% wood fibre from recycled or certified virgin sources by 2016

McDonald’s has announced all centrally-sourced packaging distributed across its 38 European markets is now chain-of-custody certified.

Constantia Flexibles opens film R&D center

Constantia Flexibles has opened a center for R&D of polymer films and film laminates for flexible packaging.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo: ‘Is sustainability mainstream or faddish?’

PepsiCo will highlight its sustainability progress across its most significant areas: water, packaging, waste, energy and agriculture at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, in Dubai, this week (October 27).

Avery Dennison launches self-adhesive PE labels in response to interest in bio-based materials

Avery Dennison introduces two new self-adhesive bio-based polyethylene (PE) label films as part of its focus on sustainability, claiming that economic growth, natural resource limits and increasing demand were the...

Nestlé Waters to increase use of rPET by 38% for spring water brand

Nestlé Waters will increase the use of rPET by 38% for its most popular Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water bottles, ensuring it contains 50% recycled content by the end of 2016.

Cardia Bioplastics recognises milestone with its patent technology

Cardia Bioplastics, a subsidiary of SECOS Group, has secured European patent protection for its bioplastics technology.

EUROPEN launches joint recommendations for 2015 Circular Economy proposals

EUROPEN and 28 other associations representing consumer goods brands, packaging producers, material producers and extended producer responsibility (EPR) organisations, have announced a set of joint recommendations for the new Circular...

Carbios starts production at its pilot plant for biodegradable plastic

Carbios has started production at its pilot plant in Saint-Beauzire, France, for biodegradable plastic, with a capacity of 40 kilograms per hour, using its exclusive enzyme-based technology.

EuroPack Sustainability Forum: McDonald’s, Nestlé & Sealed Air

‘People don’t understand packaging sustainability - they expect the big brands to take care of it’

The sustainability of packaging is a huge issue. People don’t really understand how all things work together but they expect big brands to take care of it and we are...

Is the clean-label trend fuelling food waste?

As demand for preservative-free food rises, whose fault is it if food waste increases too – industry or consumers?

Umisol installs Infrared Blocking window filters at Coca-Cola

Umisol has partnered with The Coca-Cola Company to install its Infrared Blocking Filter at its Services Building at its company HQ in Brussels.

Bio-on & Moore Capital to build first €80m facility in Brazil creating PHAs bioplastic from sugar cane

Bio-on and Moore Capital have signed a license agreement to build the first Brazil-based facility to produce PHAs bioplastic from sugar cane co-products.

Ardagh Group to expand pellet recycling scheme after award recognition

Ardagh Group is looking to expand its programme for recycling softening pellets to its sister plants after winning a Resource Recovery Award by the International Water Association (IWA).

Waitrose & Sharpak to commission biodegradeable packaging made from agricultural waste

Imperial College London has partnered with ADMIT BioSuccInnovate Consortium to investigate how agricultural waste can be used to make biodegradable packaging. 

Solidus Solutions makes solid board packaging from tomato plants

Solidus Solutions is working on scaling up a process to produce solid board with tomato plant fibres.

Fonterra launches New Zealand yogurt pouch recycling scheme

Fonterra has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to launch New Zealand's first recycling programme for yogurt pouches.

15 year challenge to develop products with, not for customers

Consumer behaviour has shifted from ‘shopaholic’ to ‘saveaholic’

One challenge for companies in the next 15 to 20 years will be to develop products with customers, not for them, according to Jörgen Jedbratt, trend forecaster, Kairos Future research...

Tetra Pak and JUST Goods launch carton bottle made from 50% paper

Tetra Pak has partnered with JUST Goods to launch JUST Water in Tetra Top, a carton bottle made from 50% paper.

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Klöckner Pentaplast joins ‘Save Food’ organization

 Klöckner Pentaplast has become one of the 300 members of the "Save Food" organization, to reduce the waste and loss of food.

Developing markets show more concern for environmentally sound packs than developed ones: Tetra Pak

Consumers demonstrate growing interest in environmentally sound packaging, with shoppers in developing countries wishing to secure a cleaner environment for their children, according to Tetra Pak. 

Liquid Light to create MEG from CO2 for The Coca-Cola Company PlantBottle Packaging Program

Liquid Light has signed an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company for its technology to create mon-ethylene glycol (MEG) from CO2 as part of the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) firm PlantBottle Packaging...

Nestlé Waters North America debuts its first 100% rPET bottle in the US

Resource Natural Spring Water has announced the debut of its 100% recycled plastic (rPET) bottle, excluding the cap and label, to decrease post-consumer waste.   

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Bericap sees lightweight closure growth

Bericap has said the trend for lightweight closures is on the rise especially in the edible oil market.

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