With experts calculating that demand for plastic packaging will double in the next 20 years, the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy has set a target of 55% of plastics being recycled by 2030.
According to Ball Corporation’s 2019 Consumer Survey, 73% of the respondents said they would choose environmentally friendly containers if they had a choice.
Companies who are pushing the boundaries of the global food and beverage eco-system were honoured at the Industry Excellence Awards 2019
As part of its goal to eliminate 100% of current virgin plastic-based ring carriers from its product portfolio by the end of 2020, Hi-Cone is launching RingCycles – a multi-packaging solution that contains +50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.
British retailer, Marks & Spencer, has swapped out black plastic for semi-clear natural colour tubs for its range of minibite cakes, to make them more recyclable.
A bottle that gives water flavour without any additives was the winner at the first Food Marketplace event organised by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), the European Union’s nutrition platform.
Faerch has expanded its Evolve range with the MAPET II and APET products for protein applications like fresh meat, poultry, fish and plant-based alternatives.
Dortmund systems provider, KHS is addressing the need for sustainable packaging with its new Beyond Juice concept: a fully recyclable juice bottle made of 100% recyclate.
Tetra Pak has joined the European Commission Graphene Flagship project as the representative from the packaging industry to explore possible future applications of graphene in food and beverage (F&B) manufacturing.