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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.


Lean and green: Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.


Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels

The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Peak packaging: TerraCycle hosts optimization course

The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.

Ardagh in £5m sorting and separation recycling deal

Ardagh has signed a 15-year agreement with Reuse in the UK to increase glass recycling.

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Reusable packaging winners to feature at Pack Expo

Svenska Retursystem and Full Belly Farm have received Excellence in Reusable Packaging Awards from the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). 

WhiteWave pours into LEED-certified production facility

The beverage and food producer’s 325,000-square-foot facility has received LEED certification from the US Green Building Council.

World Cup to roll aluminum beverage can sales to 2bn: Novelis

The aluminum packaging specialist believes thirsty World Cup fans converging on Brazil will push consumption of beverages in aluminum cans past the 2bn-unit mark.

Dream a little Dream: Hain Celestial revamps its beverage packaging

Natural food and beverage firm Hain Celestial has revamped the packaging for its Dream line of non-dairy beverages.

Rah, rah, recycle! Dow pushes food and packaging firms to boost recycling rates

With the Recycle Rally, Dow is encouraging food processing and packaging firms to boost consumer recycling rates.

'Lunch time bites': Encore Packaging Solutions

Encore’s Laura Croisdale ‘climbs every mountain’

In the first of a series of podcasts called ‘lunch time bites’, FoodProductionDaily catches up with Laura Croisdale, environmental officer, Encore Packaging Solutions, to talk about her Three Peaks Challenge...

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SINGLE SERVE

Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.

Technology challenges conventional packaging for a sustainable future

Innventia to launch mobile nanocellulose factory for paper board

Innventia has partnered with BillerudKorsnäs on a €10m project to build a mobile demonstration plant for nanocellulose and to test the material in full-scale papermaking.

Can-do attitude: Recycling of steel food containers on the rise

Steel recycling rates in North America have rocketed from 15% in 1988 to 71% in 2012, according to Crown.

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible field.

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Biobased materials gets R&D boost in the Netherlands

Between €3m and €6m will be available for research and development into biobased performance materials (BPM) in the Netherlands over the next four years.

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TerraCycle’s packaging sustainability drive lands a starring role on TV

The company’s efforts to boost packaging recycling rates, and increase packaging and manufacturing sustainability, will be the center of a program on the Pivot network.

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Smurfit Kappa on board with sustainable packaging

The packaging giant, specializing in board and other paper-based materials, has announced it is ahead of the game for 2020 sustainability goals but has raised the bar in several areas.

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CPI: ‘Get the focus right. It’s not just about packaging’

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is calling on manufacturers to look at the whole picture of sustainability, right through the supply chain, rather than just focusing on the end...

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Innovia Films sees demand for biolaminate packaging rise

Innovia Films is seeing a rise in demand for biolaminate packaging after successful partnerships with QV Foods, Bio4Pack and Caturra Coffee.

Bowl me over: MWV launches brandable ready-meal packaging

SmartFare, a package geared toward chilled ready meals, is designed to offer producers a sturdy, sustainable packaging with shelf appeal.

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Stora Enso acquires US-based biotech company

Stora Enso has acquired 100% of the shares of the US-based company Virdia, a developer of extraction and separation technologies for conversion of cellulosic biomass into refined sugars and lignin.

Recycle Week 2014 'your questions answered'

RPC: Why are polymers more complex to recycle?

RPC took part in a Twitter debate this week as part of Recycle Week 2014 (June 16-22) in partnership with recycling organisation Recoup.

Cascades launches eco-friendly ready-meal packaging

Respak is designed to give food producers a sustainable alternative to polycoated packaging material.

Pasta sauce label gets up front with ingredients

Premium pasta sauce purveyor Victoria Fine Foods has revamped its label, putting its all-natural ingredients list front and center.

Dow and Ampac square up flexible packaging partnership

The two packaging powerhouses are joining to produce and sell flexible containers promising shelf presence and sustainability.