Packaging

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Navigating the EU packaging legislation: key insights for sports foods businesses

By Luca Bucchini, Chairman, European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA)

Over the last few years, as part of the EU Green Deal, policy makers have focused their efforts on introducing a series of highly ambitious regulations that mean to bring sustainability to every step of the food chain. Among others, a legislative file...

Rethinking bottled water could require a wholesale shift in business models. Pic:getty/blackjack3D

How brands can rethink the single use plastic water bottle

By Kathryn Jubrail, Partner, Mother Design

The challenges for plastic water bottles are clear: their environmental impact is leading to a consumer backlash and even potential regulatory restrictions. But the future isn’t about a few brands moving into alternative packaging formats: it’s about...

Coca-Cola showcases Olyns' reverse vending machine at NACS

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Coca-Cola showcases Olyns' reverse vending machine at NACS

By Deniz Ataman

Coca-Cola addresses high traffic trash disposal – and by extension stubborn recycling challenges – in c-store locations by featuring Olyns' reverse vending machine that collects and sorts plastic, aluminum and glass packaging during the National...

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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...

Many of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from plastic waste. Image Source: kiattisakch/Getty Images

Tetra Pak on the decarbonisation of the packaging system

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Plastic packaging does an enormous amount of harm to the environment, taking up land in landfill sites and maiming wildlife on both land and sea. However, it also contributes to climate change, emitting high levels of greenhouses gasses into the atmosphere....

A 20cl bottle provides 1-2 glasses of wine: much better suited to some occasions than a traditional 75cl bottle. Pic: getty/indigolotos

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Why are wine miniatures a fast-growing format?

By Alex Green, co-founder, Beyond Wines

From being ‘cute’ to helping manage consumption, the miniature wine format is growing in popularity with consumers. Alex Green, co-founder of wine distributor Beyond Wines and creator of premium wine brand Liquid Diamond, takes a look what makes the format...

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Our top 5 articles of October 2022

By Rachel Arthur

What's piquing the attention of BeverageDaily readers? From new breweries to notable acquisitions, here's a round-up of our most-read articles from October.

Some progress has been made towards 2025 targets, but according to Greenpeace USA, the report 'pours cold water' on commitments made by signatories. GettyImages/gaffera

Big Food plastic targets ‘expected to be missed'

By Flora Southey

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’.