A novel environmentally-friendly bottle that cuts plastic use by more than two thirds and has a 100% recyclable and compostable mould-fibre shell is set to shake up the beverage and personal care markets, claimed Berlin Packaging.
The amount of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles recycled in the US rose slightly to 29% in 2010 – but the industry body NAPCOR cautioned that the rate would need to climb hugely by 2013 to meet likely rPET demand.
FoodProductionDaily.com gained an exclusive interview with Tetra Pak president and CEO Dennis Jönsson to discuss the demand for less packaging but improved product functionality, as he prepared to address delegates at the World Dairy Summit 2011 in Parma,...
Tetra Pak president and CEO Dennis Jönsson has admitted that his company didn’t do enough to raise awareness of the recycling potential of cartons during their crucial formative years in the UK market.
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has opened two new blowfill lines costing AUS $35m at its Australian bottling facility in Adelaide, in a move that it said would significantly reduce its use of PET resin and energy.
The entire 4.7m tonnes of rigid polyolefin (PO) waste produced in Europe annually could be diverted from landfill if the political will existed among governments across the region, according to a leading plastics producer trade body.
Further improvements are needed in the collection and recycling of aluminium beverage cans, despite recycling rates for the cans increasing across the EU, according to the European Aluminium Association (EAA).
Rexam’s half-year results show profit before tax up by 19 per cent on 2010. The growth was driven largely by the packaging company’s beverage can business in Europe, which saw operating profits rise by 12 per cent.
Owens-Illinois (O-I) is extending its relationship with Nestlé Waters’ after striking a deal to become the leading glass bottle supplier for the firm’s Perrier brand; the news comes hot on the heels of a 46 per cent drop in second-quarter profits for...
China has become the latest country to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles, while Government officials signalled increasing use of the death penalty to crack down on food safety violators.
A metal packaging trade body has expressed fears that the ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in polycarbonate baby bottles could raise doubts on the safety of other food contact materials containing the chemical, said the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).
A new modular programme – Bottleguard - can reduce the wear and tear on bottles, ensure water and energy savings, as well as helping to cut down on the costs associated with waste disposal for beverage manufacturers, claims Ecolab.
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez has announced his intentions to take over the local unit of US bottler Owens-Illinois (O-I), as part of ongoing attempts by the government to nationalise parts of the country’s food processing sector.
EuPR, the professional body representing plastic recyclers across Europe, has condemned a recent report advising countries without adequate recycling infrastructure to send PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles to landfill.
Countries with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, such as parts of the US and the UK, could lower their carbon footprint substantially by sending PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles to landfill – rather than recycling or incinerating...