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Going green

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.

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.

US trade associations co-fund MRF Material Flow Study to optimize recycling of their packaging after it turns to waste

Five national trade associations in the US have joined forces on a project to find out how materials flow through different types of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) to understand how...

Manufacturers 'ignoring' the energy value of dairy production residues: Clearfleau

Many manufacturers are “ignoring” the energy value of dairy production residues, says British anaerobic digestion specialist, Clearfleau.

European Commission to build two CPVT food-processing demo plants in Europe

The European Commission has launched a €71k proposal for a feasibility study on Solar Energy for the Food Industry.

Dow Paper Coatings sees a shift towards compostable and biodegradable paper products

Dow Paper Coatings has seen a shift towards a heightened interest in compostable and biodegradable paper products. 

Revised Circular Economy package to focus on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research

The revised EU Circular Economy Package, which will be released at the end of the year, will focus on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research,...

‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’

CCE will have all cardboard and corrugated packaging FSC certified by the end of 2015

‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’, says Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) in its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report.

Sustainable Foods Summit, Amsterdam

‘Most companies don’t tell the real lifecycle story - they are not completely green’

Designing a sustainable package is a chain activity. Many companies claim to be ‘green’ but they are just working on a green image, according to Professor Roland Ten Klooster, chair,...

PepsiCo: ‘More than half of the bottles and cans consumed in the US aren’t recycled’

Studies show more than half of the bottles and cans consumed in the US aren’t recycled, with only 33% of plastic bottles recycled, says PepsiCo.

Consumers care about how products are produced and their environmental impact

APP reports an increase in the availability of PEFC certified products, following certification in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has announced an increase in the availability of PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified products, following certification in Indonesia.

Redesign on PET bottle blowers to be rolled out to 10 sites in 2015

Coca-Cola to invest in improved energy-efficient equipment as part of its 2020 Sustainability Plan

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) has released its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, providing an update on its Sustainability Plan and replacing CCE’s 2013/2014 CRS Report.

Sustainable Foods Summit: ‘Being responsible can be a competitive advantage’

Denmark private label marketing strategy pays off as it moves into baby products

Coop Denmark is celebrating the success of its private label organic brand, Anglamark, but says if it expects to stay in the market it demands investment, brand protection and innovation,...

Amcor guest article on World Environment Day 2015

Amcor: We simply cannot continue to waste food

As we celebrate World Environment Day 2015, this year’s theme, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care,” is extremely relevant to how we address current global food shortages to...

HRS heat exchangers creates anaerobic digestion plant for Muntons

HRS: ‘Heat which is generated or used in one part of an F&B process is lost rather than reused’

The food sector has invested heavily in bioenergy projects such as biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion but where heat which is generated or used in one part of a process...

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Pennsylvania supports Carton Council recycling initiative

One month after the Carton Council of North America launched its Carton Capitals initiative, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has added cartons to its recycling program.

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Anchor rides the packaging ‘wave’

Anchor Packaging has launched a line of containers with reduced petroleum-based materials.  

Companies collaborate on packaging made from agriculture waste

Zelfo Technology and Upgrading have produced an up-cycled wheat straw based packaging concept.

BillerudKorsnäs claims alternative to plastic with ‘stretchable’ paper

BillerudKorsnäs claims the formability of its stretchable paper gives opportunities to differentiate in packaging design and stand out on the shelf.

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