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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.

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‘Pledge, Play & Recycle’ Coca-Cola and Tesco launch joint recycling campaign

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Tesco have joined forces in an attempt to boost recycling rates in Great Britain.

Carlsberg to adopt The Bowtie method to maximize level of expertise

Carlsberg is moving towards The Bowtie Method to maximize the level of interaction and expertise between its supply chain and procurement divisions

NESTLE WATERS CORPORATE COMMS DIRECTOR, JANE LAZGIN, DEFENDS COMPANY'S OPERATIONS

‘Juices, soft drinks, beer all use more water!’ Nestle Waters hits back at California drought critics

Nestle Waters has hit back at critics who claim it draws too much water from a Southern Californian spring, insisting its products are sustainable and use minimal water versus other...

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

EuroPack Summit celebrates 10th anniversary

EU legislation on packaging & packaging waste top of the agenda

EuroPack kicked off the 10th anniversary of its summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this week with Europen (European Organization for Packaging and the Environment) discussing EU legislation on a packaging and...

Salt of the Earth meets GRI-G4 sustainability guidelines

Salt of the Earth is one of 36 companies worldwide, and the first Israeli company, to pass GRI sustainability in advanced GRI-G4 guidelines.

'Aluminum-based plastic laminates are important to the business'

Nestle partners Coke and Tesco for flexible packaging R&D

Nestle UK & Ireland is partnering Coca-Cola Enterprises, Tesco and others to pursue a government funded R&D project on flexible packaging material collection that includes coffee refill pouches.

Edible food packaging, funny designs and unexpected materials

Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends – and what this means for food packaging. 

Green Endeavor CEO: I’m an eco-industrialist; upscaling ‘green’ is simple

Bakers can take simple steps to go green by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products and it's surprising it hasn't happened already, says the CEO of Green Endeavor.

CCE: ‘Employees on the ground provide most useful insight for improvement’

Coca-Cola Enterprises goes back to the factory floor for top decision making

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) claims almost half of the total carbon footprint of its products comes from packaging and wants to reduce this by a third by 2020.

Plans to grow in South America, Europe and North America

OCTAL to open DPET extrusion factory in US

Oman-based OCTAL will open an extrusion factory in Cincinnati, US, in December and has joined the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) for greater visibility on what it does.

The cheese stands alone: Sonoco cheers packaging sustainability

The company’s Sonoco Recycling subsidiary has awarded its Sustainability Star Award to Saputo Cheese USA for best environmental practices.

AMERIPEN: Food waste costs US consumers $162bn annually

Food packaging can play a powerful role in preventing costly food waste around the globe, according to the sustainable packaging organization.

Fruitful collaboration: Snack packaging wins recognition

A single-serve fresh fruit cup has landed a design award from the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD).

Novelis invests $106m in expanding Brazil aluminum plant

The aluminum packaging company is expanding its South American facility with an additional coating line and expanded recycling facilities.

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Holfeld scoops gold at Starpack Awards

Holfeld Plastics has taken the top prize in the Greenstar Category at the Starpack Industry Awards.

Sustainable sipping: AkzoNobel coatings used in recyclable paper cups

The packaging (suitable for retail and foodservice use) uses a coating derived from plant-based oils and recycled PET bottles.

UL joins with Green Endeavor on food sanitation

The two companies are partnering to develop safe, sustainable cleaning products and methods for food environments.

Fresh approach: Ready meals incorporate Cryovac cook-in-bag packaging

A line of high-end ready meals for health-conscious consumers has launched in packaging that enables food to be prepared, shipped, sold, and heated in the same pouch.

Food storage firm hits 12% energy savings

The oldest cold-storage company in the US has implemented an energy management plan that has put it on the path to cutting its power bills by 12%.

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Vegware up for award in SME category

Vegware has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2014 Finance for the Future Awards in the SME category.

Variable printed Ball cans put craft beer on the map

A Colorado craft beer company has put a personal touch on its cans with a number of distinct GPS coordinates for a scavenger hunt.

White wine: Avery Dennison launches bright labels

The expanded wine label line includes a 100% cotton fiber label, designed to give wine a touch of elegance and sustainability.

Get smart: Active packaging demand in US to hit $3.5bn

Increased demand for food safety and shelf life is fuelling growth in active and intelligent food packaging technologies, according to one industry leader.

Oh, Canada! Solegear lands $1.6m for bioplastic development

The developer of plant-based plastics for packaging and other applications has landed $1.6m in funding from a Canadian government program.