Processing & Packaging

FinalStraw collapsible, reusable straw smashes Kickstarter target

Ex-straw-dinary: Collapsible, reusable straw smashes Kickstarter target

By Rachel Arthur

FinalStaw – a collapsible, resusable straw – set out to raise $12,000 on Kickstarter. Within seven days it had gained $550,000 from more than 11,000 backers. Co-founder Emma Cohen says this proves that people do care about the planet and want to see change....

After completing a test pilot of its shrink-wrapped 24-can variety packs, Oskar Blues will be rolling out the new packaging to retailers nationwide.

Craft Brewers Conference

Oskar Blues sees adoption of larger format craft beer packaging on the rise

By Mary Ellen Shoup

After being among the first craft breweries to can its beer nearly 20 years ago, Oskar Blues of Colorado has introduced its latest packaging innovation of 24-can variety packs using collated shrink packaging engineered by The Dow Chemical Company. And...

8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away every year in the UK. Pic:Getty/jon11

UK considers plastic straw ban

By Rachel Arthur

The UK government has announced plans to end sales of plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds, encouraging other Commonwealth countries to take similar steps to cut down on plastic waste.

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