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Interpack 2017

Bekum meets demand for recyclable materials with EPET IV

The latest trends and production processes for extrusion-blown packaging are systems for the ecological production of bottles, containers, cans, drums and IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) made of plastic, says Bekum.

Interpack 2017

Greiner Packaging: ‘It is a challenging time delivering from the EU to the UK’

Greiner Packaging has spoken about the challenges of Brexit, US President Trump, sustainability and future packaging trends in the run up to Interpack 2017.

ProFood Tech 2017

Sierra Nevada spreads sustainability practices with CO2 recovery program at North Carolina brewery

US craft brewer Sierra Nevada puts the spotlight on its sustainability initiatives, reporting reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) and greenhouse gas emissions.

AkzoNobel pilot project to track bio-based raw materials

‘Despite growing attention for sustainability, we still cannot track bio-based raw materials’

AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co. (ABT) and EY, have launched an online tool that can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products.

Wilmar announces partnership to end labour violations in palm oil supply chain

The world’s number one palm oil supplier Wilmar International has announced a new initiative to combat "systemic labour issues" occurring in its supply chain.

Palm oil and cocoa commitments undermined by poor regulation

Food manufacturers are struggling to tackle deforestation because of failures by governments both at home and overseas, according to candid interviews with a number of high-profile firms.

International Paper resumes operations after digester explosion

International Paper has resumed operations at its Pensacola Mill in Cantonment, Florida, following a digester explosion.

Lactips creates edible plastic packaging from milk protein

Lactips has developed an edible plastic made from milk protein (casein), claiming it has enormous potential for intelligent packaging in the food and beverage industry.

AB InBev: ‘We have the opportunity to play a leading role in the battle against climate change’

AB InBev announces 100% renewable electricity future

AB InBev will secure all of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025, reducing the company’s operational carbon footprint by 30%.

Proud Pour aims to save the environment one wine bottle at a time, with plans to move into beer

Proud Pour was founded with the goal of engaging the public around an environmental mission: and chose wine as the vehicle to deliver its message. Having received positive feedback from...

Top beverage firms want 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030

Döhler, FrieslandCampina Riedel, Refresco and Verbruggen Juice Trading Sustainable Products have signed an agreement to supply 100% sustainable juice and puree by 2030.

FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Businesses make €14 for every €1 spent on reducing food waste: Study

The average company investing in food waste reduction will see a fourteen fold return on their investments and half will see substantially more, says a new report. 

Tetra Pak sets sustainability targets, but says concept still has to ‘catch on’ with some consumers

Sustainable packaging is not a new subject for Tetra Pak, but it may not be a top of mind concern for consumers when making beverage purchases.

Coca-Cola may trial deposit return scheme in Scotland

Coca-Cola is reviewing its sustainable packaging strategy, and may trial a deposit return recycling scheme in Scotland.

What connects crickets, coffee & mushrooms in a sustainable urban food loop? This Danish start-up's protein juice

Another month, another insect start-up? Maybe, but Danish firm Insekt KBH's apple, ginger and cricket juice is different: it's sustainable not only thanks to its ingredients but because it's produced...

Will acacia gum finally get the clean-label recognition it wants?

Acacia gum is 100% natural, non-GMO, organic, gluten-free and applicable in almost every area of the food industry. Why does it have a chequered past, and how can it obtain...

Elopak looks back on six decades developing the Pure-Pak carton

From establishing the European license of Pure-Pak to creating a Roll Fed aseptic packaging business, Elopak celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and reflects on how the industry has changed over six...

Ardagh Group to convert beverage cans from steel to aluminium

Ardagh Group will convert its beverage can production in Rugby, UK, from steel to aluminium next year.

Pinkster launches Gin Jam from left-over berries

British gin brand Pinkster has launched a Gin Jam, described as ‘mildly alcoholic’ and ‘ideal for putting the tipple in your teatime’.

Liqui-Box innovates bag-in-box wine packaging as demand for boxed wine grows

The bag-in-box wine packaging market is expected to gain 4% growth by 2020, according to Euromonitor, which may mean flexible liquid packaging manufacturer Liqui-Box has innovated its bag-in-box packaging at...

EEB: Labelling bioplastics ‘eco’, ‘green’ or ‘bio’ misleads consumers

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.

Plant-based water sales predicted to double by 2020

The trend for healthy hydration is driving growth in plant-based waters, with global sales growing 21% in 2016 to reach sales of more than $2.7bn.

Coca-Cola joins other companies in ‘New Plastics Economy’ plan with pledge of 70% recycling by 2025

Coca-Cola has pledged to boost its recycling rate of plastic packaging from 14% to 70% by 2025, as part of the New Plastics Economy, a global “rethink” and reshaping of...

Fresh thinking: Industry leaders form coalition to unlock trillions through sustainable practices

The Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) programme is aiming to bring private and public sector together to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030, an achievement that...

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