Glass safest packaging for food, new research says
Study shows that glass is safest among the packaging materials as it has virtually no detected chemicals.
The industry believes that by 2040 fibre-based packaging will approach circularity as technical development broadens its suitability for food packaging.
Importing goods into the UK after Brexit
As we approach the end of 2021, what challenges can we expect for importing and exporting in the year ahead?
How can we win the war on plastic?
Plastic consumption has taken over our lives and the problem is certainly not unique to the UK, it is a worldwide issue, one that traverses borders and even unites those with differing political persuasions.
Veolia expands plastic recycling operations
Veolia’s UK facilities can now process 100 grades of plastic from industrial, commercial and household sources.
Heura to reduce 12.85 tons of plastic with new packaging
The plant based meat startup reduces 80% of plastic thanks to its new tray made of 100% recycled cardboard .
Bottling up problems
On my most recent trip to the supermarket, I couldn’t help but notice discarded bottles, wrappers and all sorts of detritus on the way to, and within the bounds of, the shops.
Coca-Cola introduces KeelClip packaging for multipack cans
Coca-Cola will begin rolling out the KeelClip, an innovative, minimalist paperboard packaging solution for its multipack cans across Europe, replacing the need for plastic wrap.
ULMA unveils bold approach to reach European plastic recycling targets
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.
Survey highlights consumer demand for sustainable packaging
According to Ball Corporation’s 2019 Consumer Survey, 73% of the respondents said they would choose environmentally friendly containers if they had a choice.
Hi-Cone launches RingCycles made with 50% recycled plastics
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.
M&S ditches plastic plastic for minibite cake range
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.
KHS presents the first recyclable juice bottle made of 100% rPET
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.
ABP introduces reduced plastic packaging
ABP has introduced a new sustainable packaging for a number of its European customers which will see a reduction of 70% of the amount of plastics used to package its meat products.