recycling

 

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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Sensible carton

Elopak has launched its latest carton innovation for fresh products – the Pure-Pak Sense. Reflecting the global trend to combat food waste, the carton features easy-to-fold lines, which enable consumers to fold the carton and squeeze out more of the product from the pack; ideal for high viscosity products. The fold lines also enable convenient […]

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November 2014

Product Focus: Soups and sauces Ingredients: Sweeteners Packaging: Environmental packaging & recycling Processing: Logistics, Cold storage

Call for FPA to lead strategy

Alastair Storey, chairman and CEO of Baxter Storey Holdings, addressed 175 members and guests at the association’s annual House of Commons lunch (7 October), hosted by Mark Pawsey MP, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Packaging. Storey used the occasion to call on the FPA to lead a coordinated sector response to packaging […]

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Investing in future generations

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has underlined its continued commitment to youth development with the launch of a new £810,000 Education Centre at its Milton Keynes site in the UK. The opening marks a total of £4 million invested by CCE in its national education programme since 2011 which to date has reached more than 300,000 young […]

Coca-Cola and Tesco launch recycling campaign

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) and Tesco are teaming up in an attempt to boost recycling rates in GB with a new online campaign to engage and educate consumers. Tesco customers will be directed to a dedicated website for the Recycling is the Answer campaign, where they will be invited to ‘pledge, play and recycle’. Participants […]

Sustainable packaging one step closer to commercialisation

The PlantPack project, coordinated by the PRA, has successfully developed a natural and sustainable spray coating to solve the challenge of providing food protection which meets increasing environmental pressures regarding municipal disposal. Food packaging waste has reached around 45 million tonnes per year in Europe, with more than one third going into household bins and […]

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Environmentally friendly paper from bran

Favini, the Italian paper manufacturer, and Barilla, an Italian food company, have teamed up to create Cartacrusca (Italian for ‘paper from bran’), the first paper to be made from brand residues that can no longer be used for human consumption. The research and development teams from both companies worked together to select the most suitable […]

IFEU life-cycle assessment compares impacts of long-life food packaging

In a life-cycle assessment carried out by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), the environmental impacts of the main long-life food packaging solutions in current use have been compared. The results compared to food metal cans, glass jars, retortable pouches and plastic pots, the carton pack has the best environmental performance. Compared to […]

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True cost of Hospitality and Food Service waste revealed

Wrap, an organisation that helps businesses and individuals reduce waste, has recently published a report on the true cost of waste within the Hospitality and Food Service (HaFS) sector. Its findings reveal that each year, the sector in the UK serves over 8 billion meals and produces over 2.87 million tonnes of food and associated […]

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Recycled PET bottle for functional fruit drink

PET packaging specialist APPE has worked with Oji and Hero to produce an environmentally friendly 100 per cent recycled PET (rPET) bottle for Oji’s ‘sustainable’ functional fruit drink. The Oji drinks are available in four variants featuring different fruits and health benefits. All contain caffeine from green coffee beans to provide a mild energy boost […]

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