SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Food and Beverage Processing and PackagingWorldUSEurope

Trends > Going green

Going green

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.

ACE UK hires senior recycling manager

‘Recycling & sustainability continue to rise up the political agenda'

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has hired Mandy Kelly, former business development director, Palm Recycling, as its senior recycling manager.

The ULS (Use Less Stuff) Report

‘Over the past 20 years, packaging has evolved to effectively deliver on sustainability’

Over the past 20 years, packaging has evolved to effectively deliver on sustainability including economic, environmental, and social learnings, according to The ULS (Use Less Stuff) Report.

News in brief

Petcore Europe to host workshop on tracers in plastic packaging material

The European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) industry association, Petcore Europe, is hosting a workshop on tracers in plastic packaging material at the VLEVA Conference Centre, in Brussels, Belgium, on February 24.

News in brief

ABF installs wastewater treatment plant

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has partnered with Associated British Foods (ABF) on a wastewater treatment plant in Thailand, for handover in June 2016.

The Big Beverage Company signs licensing agreement with Cuipo Water

The Big Beverage Company has signed a licensing agreement with Cuipo Water and plans to launch a flavored and sparkling drink with the company at the end of the year.

Heineken, SAB Miller, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlè & PepsiCo.

CGF completes five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems

Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have completed a five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems in over 4,000 supermarkets, four million ice cream and drinks chiller units...

Daioni - 1st British organic dairy brand certified by China Quality Certification Centre

‘Potential demand for organic dairy produce in Greater China is immense’

Daioni, the first British organic dairy brand to be certified by the China Quality Certification Centre, has set up a sales team in Hong Kong and hired a brand manager...

Tetra Pak adds its name to Paris Pledge for Action at COP21

Tetra Pak has signed the Paris Pledge for Action, joining other major signatories from the food and beverage industry including Nestlé, Diageo, The Kellogg Company and Mars Incorporated. 

News in brief

Stora Enso opens Innovation Centre for biomaterials

Stora Enso has opened a 4,900m2 Innovation Centre for biomaterials in Stockholm, Sweden, housing research, application, business development and strategic marketing.

Mixed feelings from PRE, APEAL, EuPC, BPF

Debate rages on over revised Circular Economy Package

The debate surrounding the revised Circular Economy Package rages on as some associations are not happy with the decisions announced while others welcome the changes.

DuPont: Biopolymers must perform as well as petroleum-based equivalents

DuPont is converting petro-based plastics ingredients to renewables where it's technically feasible and developing new polymers but said replacement materials must offer better performance than those they would replace.

News in brief

Danone and Veolia: We must transition into a circular economy

Danone and Veolia have partnered to tackle climate change through areas such as water resources and management of plastic packaging.

Reaction from ACE, EuropaBio, European Bioplastics, CEPI, EUROPEN

Circular Economy: Part I – What does the future hold now?

The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. ...

Circular Economy: Part II – Serious concerns over long-term plans for investment

EuropaBio said it has ‘high hopes’ for the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy, but serious, ongoing concerns about the long-term framework conditions in place to attract business investment. 

News in brief

Stora Enso opens packaging Innovation Centre as it celebrates four sustainability awards

Stora Enso has opened an Innovation Centre for packaging at its head office in Helsinki, targeting converters, manufacturers, brand owners and retailers.

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...

News in brief

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.

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...

Products