Beverage cartons with renewable coatings

Beverage cartons coated with plastic made from Sabic’s certified renewable polyethylene will soon be available across northern Europe, owing to a partnership between Sabic and Elopak. Sabic developed its renewable polyolefin product range last year in recognition of the growing importance consumers are placing on sustainable packaging, as well as the competitive nature of the […]

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Industry reacts to 2015 Budget

Following the delivery of chancellor George Osborne’s final Budget before the UK general election, Food & Drink Technology has rounded up the mixed responses from the food and drink industry.   Jim Moseley, interim director general at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), says, “The focus on business and support for manufacturing announced in the […]


ROUND UP: Ingredients

Here is your weekly round-up of Ingredients news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at Future Market Insights’ (FMI’s) recent report Global Stevia Market – Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020 focuses on emerging regions and delivers insights into the […]

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Safety first

I was delighted to have been invited by Arco to celebrate its signing of an agreement with AEG Europe to become the official safety equipment partner of The O2 and Up at The O2, the iconic London, UK venue that attracts nine million visitors each year from around the globe. UK safety company Arco distributes […]

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Cargill and Mondelēz cocoa partnership

Cargill has signed a partnership agreement to support Mondelēz International’s Cocoa Life programme, which strengthens both companies’ commitment to improving the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and to investing in a sustainable future for cocoa. Mondelēz International’s programme shares several similarities with Cargill’s own Cocoa Promise programme, as each initiative is focused on developing a cocoa […]

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Collaboration to find future food scientists

As part of an investment programme in its microbiology department, Eurofins Food Testing UK has launched a new two-year scheme for microbiology undergraduates at the University of Wolverhampton, designed to develop food scientists of the future. A joint partnership between Eurofins’ HR, the company’s microbiology and quality teams and the university, this scheme will see […]

Evolva and Cargill collaboration

Evolva and Cargill have signed an agreement to co-develop a sustainable, customisable, and cost effective fermentation production process for a second family of high value food and beverage ingredients. This additional collaboration between the two companies is modelled on the first partnership signed in March 2013 to develop next generation stevia ingredients (steviol glycosides). This […]

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Here is your weekly round-up of Packaging news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at Research and Markets has released the Global Baby Food Packaging Market 2015-2019 The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.67% over the period 2014-2019. CCL Decorative Sleeves […]

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Coca-Cola teams up with Every Can Counts

In a bid to boost recycling among consumers, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) supported its Coca-Cola UK Christmas truck tour with a new initiative developed in partnership with Every Can Counts. Volunteers from CCE and Every Can Counts engaged with members of the public about recycling whilst they queued to claim their free sample of Coca-Cola product […]


FDF looks to 2015 and beyond

The food and drink manufacturing industry is committed to strengthening its industrial partnership with government to deliver long-term, sustainable growth in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. At an industry reception held earlier this month, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) reaffirmed its ambition to grow sustainably by 20% by 2020 by continuing to grow UK […]

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Kerbside collection of beverage cartons hits 60%

Recent figures released by the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK show that the proportion of UK local authorities collecting beverage cartons for recycling from kerbside has hit 60%. This milestone represents a 15-fold increase on 2006 levels when just 4% of local authorities collected cartons at kerbside and follows sustained, close co-operation […]

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Food manufacturers host students

Seventy female students have gained first-hand experience behind the scenes of some of the world’s biggest food manufacturers. Cargill, Mars UK, Nestlé UK & Ireland and PepsiCo UK & Ireland opened their factory doors last month to young students in a bid to promote careers in food and drink engineering and give the women a […]


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