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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.

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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...

Valio and Tetra Pak hit retail shelves with ‘World first’ 100% renewable carton this week

Valio is the first company to sell Tetra Pak’s 100% renewable carton, Tetra Rex Bio-based made from a combination of plastics derived from plants and paperboard, produced by biopolymer manufacturer...

Company boosting output at pilot plants

Metabolix scales back biopolymer manufacturing plans

Metabolix, which develops biopolymers for use in packaging and other applications, recently announced it is revising its manufacturing plans for 2015.

Ramping up production at pilot plants

Metabolix scales back biopolymer manufacturing plans

Metabolix, which develops biopolymers for use in packaging and other applications, recently announced it is revising its manufacturing plans for 2015.

‘Regulations and incentives’ needed to reduce trillions of tonnes of hidden water use globally

Governmental and institutional actions are needed urgently to reduce the estimated 1.8 million tonnes of water – per person - used in food production around the globe, a UK group has urged.

Australia

Trade groups back recommendation for extension to recycling programme

An alliance of Australian trade associations has welcomed the findings of a Council of Australian Governments (Coag) report that recommends the introduction of an industry-led national recycling and anti-litter programme,...

dispatches from European Bioplastics conference

Mango Materials moves on methane gas for bioplastics

Methane gas could be used as a feedstock to produce affordable PHA bioplastic, according to the CEO of a US-based start-up.

Part of brewer's 'local, sustainable' promise

Ardagh Group inks long-term bottle supply agreement with Schlafly Beer

As part of its commitment to remain local and sustainable even as its business grows, The Saint Louis Brewery has signed an exclusive, long-term bottle supply agreement with Ardagh Group.

SurePure initiates commercial photopurification trials at Indian dairies

SurePure has initiated commercial trials of its photopurification technology with "key dairy producers" in India.

EUROPEN seeks further clarification, while PRE regrets delay

European Commission drops Circular Economy package for a ‘more ambitious proposal’ in 2015

The European Commission has announced plans to withdraw from the Circular Economy package leading to widespread disappointment from industry bodies.

ETH Zurich creates alternative method for lactic acid

Demand for PLA degradable plastic to reach one megaton per year by 2020

Researchers at ETH Zurich, an international university for technology and the natural sciences, have come up an alternative method to produce lactic acid, as demand for biodegradable plastic packaging from...

Family-owned business seeks green grail

Vegan visionaries build plant to LEED Platinum standards

Only a handful of food processors worldwide are so committed to sustainability as to have built a facility that qualifies for the highest level of certification in the LEED (Leadership...

Tetra Pak launches Environmental Benchmarking Service

Tetra Pak has launched an Environmental Benchmarking Service, with one of its first customers being Pacific Foods in the US, saving 31m litres of water a year.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Sleever targets shrink sleeve packaging boost

Sleever International has said it worked with food and beverage manufacturers over a period of five years when creating two turnkey systems to boost recycling and reduce carbon footprint.

dispatches from European Bioplastics Conference

5-HMF producer sees potential in packaging

There is a ‘market pull’ from the packaging industry according to the producer of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) which can be used as an intermediate to make bio-based polymers.