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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.

Floreon reveals plans for bioplastic market

The developer of a compound added to polylactic acid (PLA) has said it is in ‘advanced discussions’ around the technology.

CPIA sees plastic packaging recycling rise by 9%

‘Plastics recycling industry in North America is an important element in the circular economy’

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has seen a 9% rise in plastic packaging recycling in 2013 compared to 2012, collecting over 311 million kg of post-consumer packaging.

Winner of the Trashies awards 2015

Carton Council increases F&B recycling from 18% of US household cartons to 53%

The Carton Council of North America has received a Trashies award from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Smithers Pira, in the Partnership category.

Coffee power: Nestlé Waters announces Swiss biogas plant – with a little help from Nespresso

Nestlé Waters will use coffee grounds from Nespresso and Nescafé to produce energy, at a new agricultural biogas facility in Switzerland. 

Novelis launches 100% recycled aluminium for food containers

Novelis has launched evercycle, a 100% recycled aluminum sheet for food containers in North America with plans to expand the product globally as demand grows.

Anuga FoodTec 2015 review

Bosch Packaging carrying out ‘systematic studies’ on bio waste materials

Bosch Packaging expects a significant growth in bioplastics and is carrying out systematic studies on what materials are biodegradable.

EU biodegradable packaging project concludes

EcoBioCap has concluded with a series of presentations on the different work packages at INRA- SUPAGRO in Montpellier, France.

Egg whites in plastic can be used as alternative for petroleum-based food packaging

Egg whites in plastic can be used as alternative for petroleum-based food packaging, according to researchers at the University of Georgia, in the US.

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RPC Group goes back to school to teach pupils how packaging protects food

RPC Group has launched The Fresher for Longer initiative to alert secondary school students to the problems of food waste and understand how packaging protects food.

Geo-Tech Polymers gets US FDA green light on its recycled plastics

Geo-Tech Polymers and Intertek has received a letter of non-objection from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)to remove inks and coatings from plastics recycling it into clear reuse opportunities....

Tetra Recart gains 57% market share of beans in Sweden

Tetra Recart has seen success in Sweden with 57% of the market share of beans sold in one of its carton packages.

Coca-Cola sustainability consultancy expands in the Middle East

Anthesis Group consultancy firm, whose clients include Coca-Cola, Tesco, Arjo Wiggins and Reckitt Benckiser, has acquired TEP, in the UAE.

Tetra Pak turns recyclable cartons into fireworks

Tetra Pak is working on a number of initiatives to reach its goal of 40% recycling rates by 2020 including the continued development of Hangzhou Fulun Ecology Technology company in China.

Elopak lifts the lid on its PE beverage carton supplier

Elopak has finally revealed who it has partnered with to launch a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE).

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Innovia Films partners with Carrington Company to launch a line of teas using NatureFlex packaging

Carrington Tea has launched its organics tea line using Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging film.

Packaging Innovations 2015

Manufacturers called into question on poor recycling figures on PET vs ultra-clear PP pots and trays

Milliken and Boomerang Plastics opened the debate on recycling PET bottles and the advantages of ultra-clear polypropene (PP) pots and trays at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham last week.

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Valmet signs Yuen Foong Yu Packaging deal

Valmet has partnered with Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) Packaging to supply an OptiConcept M containerboard production line for the company's Xin Wu site in Taoyuan County, Taiwan.

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Biome receives funding to boost bioplastics

Biome is one of the winners of a project that provides funding to bring UK biotechnology projects to market.

Industry consolidation opens opportunity

Sappi NA launches Packaging Group, debuts label product

Responding to market gaps created by industry consolidation and closures, Sappi North America (NA) has leapt into the packaging market with the launch of its Packaging Group and a label...

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Unilever eliminates waste to landfill

Unilever has met its target of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill from its 240 factories around the world.

Choosing green construction materials saves green

Burns & McDonnell scales up sustainability by adding global reuse services

Food and beverage companies planning a major construction or renovation project now have an option that can help them both save money and further their sustainability goals.

AYS slams Capri Sun-style flexibles as ‘biggest challenge’ to package recyclability

Environmental organization As You Sow has urged Kraft Foods to follow the example set by rival Honest Kids, and shift licensed brand Capri Sun from pouches into ‘more recyclable’ forms...

Lead program sponsor is the sole brand owner

Coca-Cola urges other food, beverage makers to join Recycling Partnership

Coca-Cola, the sole brand-owner sponsor of an industry/non-profit partnership that is funding major recycling initiatives in three Southeast US cities, is challenging other food and beverage companies to put their money...

'ONE GREEN FIBER BOTTLE': CARLSBERG CSR DIRECTOR Q&A

Carlsberg hopes for ‘viable’ wood fiber beer bottle within three years

Carlsberg tells BeverageDaily.com it hopes to have a viable wood fiber bottle by early 2018, and says it could help cut its fossil fuel dependence despite initially only forming a...

Industry, non-profit partnership

Amcor, Coca-Cola and others give $300K to spur recycling in South Carolina

The city of Columbia, South Carolina, has received a $300k grant to modernize its residential recycling program, thanks to a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Company, major packaging suppliers, packaging industry...