Processing & packaging

Diageo creates paper bottles for Baileys, Johnnie Walker

Diageo debuts paper-based bottle for Baileys

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has launched a trial for a paper-based bottle for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur; while a Johnnie Walker paper-based bottle is also in development.

Can beverage brands succeed in going label-free?

Can beverage brands succeed without labels?

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola is removing labels from Sprite bottles in a UK trial in a bid to improve sustainability: presenting a bare bottle on shelves. Will other brands follow suit – or will branding and marketing teams decide the move is simply too risky?

Ireland's DRS comes into effect this month. Pic: getty/vejaa

Ireland introduces Deposit Return Scheme

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) – a nationwide money-back initiative for plastic bottles and aluminum cans – launches this month in a bid to improve recycling rates.

The Tri An factory produces Nescafé, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Starbucks products. Pic: Nestle

Nestlé invests $100m in Vietnam coffee factory

By Staff reporter

Nestlé Vietnam will use a $100m investment at its Tri An coffee factory to increase production capacity: helping the company meet growing local and international demand for brands such as Nescafé, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Starbucks.

Diatomaceous earth remains the go-to beer filtration aid for most brewers. Image: Getty/MonaMakela

Brewing up change in beer filtration

By Oliver Morrison

Industrial filtration specialist Pall Corporation tells AgTechNavigator why it wants to help the brewing industry transition to more sustainable manufacturing processes by avoiding the use of diatomaceous earth.

Can the Australian wine industry provide a model for sustainable wine making? Pic:getty/bengoode

How can the wine industry reduce emissions?

By Rachel Arthur

Australia’s grape and wine industry has set out its path to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 40% by 2030. How can it achieve this – and can the strategy offer a template for the global wine industry?

Plastic bottles' claims to be '100% recycled' and '100% recyclable' are misleading, according to BEUC. Image Source: Yagi Studio/Getty Images

Beverage giants in hot water over plastic bottle recycling claims

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Environmental and consumer rights organisations are taking legal action against Nestlé, Danone, and The Coca-Cola Company, over recyclable claims made about their plastic bottles. They have raised an external alert to both the European Commission and...

Pic:getty/montyrakusen

Barcelona Packaging Hub launches

By Rachel Arthur

Seven packaging specialists have come together to create the Barcelona Packaging Hub: an entity born to respond to larger and more complex projects for customers around the globe.

SIG DomeMini is first launching in China. Image: SIG

SIG takes aim at plastic waste with eco-friendly carton pack

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The packaging giant says its on-the-go carton bottle offers ‘all the convenience of a plastic bottle and the sustainability benefits of a carton pack’ – but can this concept fly in the minds of consumers?

Pic: From gourmet snacks to cosmetics, packaging machines for the ecommerce market will be in high demand. getty/3alexd

Robots, e-commerce and sustainability drive packaging machine design

By Rachel Arthur

US packaging machinery shipments in 2022 continued on 2021’s rapid growth trajectory. While economic uncertainty is now starting to hit the market, machines designed around sustainable packaging and those that cater for the boom in e-commerce will continue...