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Supermarkets in the UK are ramping up their efforts to tackle waste, with news this week that Tesco is to scrap some ‘best before’ labels in a bid to reduce food waste, while Morrisons is encouraging customers to bring in their own containers for purchases at its meat and fish counters to tackle plastic waste.
Here is your weekly round-up of packaging news. Next week’s round-up will focus on processing news.
According to new research published by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, UK food and drink manufacturers are feeling the pinch of Brexit uncertainty but are striding ahead with investment plans to boost productivity, automation and new product development.
Valio’s new dairy plant in Riihimäki, Finland is said to reduce energy consumption by approximately 30% compared with existing Valio production facilities.
According to resource recovery specialist Axion, most flexible plastic packaging can be recycled, however, investment of £100 million in collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure would be needed to make it happen in the UK.
As part of a broader programme to address the issue of plastic straw waste, Tetra Pak has revealed that it is aiming to launch a paper straw that is suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the end of the year.
The European Commission has announced €22 million in funding for a new bio-economy research project to be led by Glanbia Ireland.
The UK Plastics Pact launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is a collaboration which brings together businesses from across the plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the issue of plastic waste.
After completing initial trials on a new substrate, ethical tea brand Clipper Teas has vowed to have a fully biodegradable tea bag in operation by the summer.
The Bühler Group has announced that it is to expand into the natural hazelnut market with the Turkish launch of its combination of sorting technologies.
Arla Foods UK has begun consumer testing of a new indicator called Mimica Touch. When added to product packaging, the indicator can tell the consumer when the product is beginning to expire.
We are already seeing a response from some of the UK’s supermarkets since prime minister Theresa May declared war on plastic waste earlier this year.
Nestlé has announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter.
As part of a strategic initiative to reduce waste, streamline preparation processes and improve corporate sustainability, Mustard Foods partnered with ReFood to implement an integrated food waste recycling solution.