The European Commission has released its proposals for EU-wide rules on packaging to ‘tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration’. But what will this mean for the beverage industry? We break down the key points of the proposals...
Bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics are often considered as the environmental heroes taking on conventional plastic – but the European Commission says such formats need to be approached carefully if they’re to live up to their promise.
Signatories to the Global Commitment and Plastic Pact – which includes more than 20 packaged food and beverage producers – are unlikely to all meet 2025 targets designed to ‘tackle plastic pollution at its source’.
Beverage giants champion the circular model of recycling plastic bottles and using recycled content in new bottles as a way to reduce plastic waste and use of virgin plastic. But a new report from Greenpeace USA criticizes this model: calling for an industry-wide...
With most consumers now horrified by excess plastic packaging, supermarket giant Tesco has scrapped multipacks completely for its own label drinks. Does this signal the beginning of the end for the multipack format?
What solutions exist to reduce the amount of plastic in food and beverage packaging? How can they be sustainably disposed of? And are consumers ready to adopt them? FoodNavigator hears from Great Wrap, Huhtamaki, and Foodbytes! by Rabobank.
Held every four years, beverage trade show drinktec serves as the launchpad for many innovations. We put the spotlight on just some of the processing and packaging innovations showcased in Munich this month.
Brook + Whittle has launched a novel type of recyclable shrink sleeve that provides opacity, allowing manufacturers to switch to more widely-recyclable plastic packaging without fear of light oxidation.
Rising costs, supply chain challenges and an increased focus on sustainability provide the perfect opportunity for the wine industry to rethink its packaging. So what alternatives are emerging to the traditional glass bottle?
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has announced plans to spin out a new company, Olefy Technologies, which it claims can convert most of the world’s waste plastics back into virgin grade materials an infinite number of times.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners promises further transitions to 100% rPET in plastic bottles across its portfolio: but acknowledges its goals will require increasing collection rates and the supply of food grade rPET.
Fruit and vegetable ingredient supplier SVZ sees an increasing number of brands turning to fruit and veg as a way of replacing less healthy ingredients (think sugar in beverages or flour in bakery goods) with a nutritious punch.
Tetra Pak is developing a fibre-based barrier to replace the aluminium layer currently needed in food and beverage packaging like juice boxes and milk cartons. We caught up with Tetra Pak’s Davide Braghiroli, Product Director Packaging Materials and Alternative...