Packaging waste derived from snack goods like potato chip packets may provide manufacturers with versatile new ways to cut their environmental impacts by using the materials in bags, pencil cases and even building products, says one US-based group.
Further signs that snack makers are delving deeper into green packaging initiatives with US behemoth PepsiCo attesting that by 2010 its SunChips brand will boast a 100 per cent compostable bag made from plant-based materials.
Industry continues to slice salt levels from formulations with Walkers crisps, part of PepsiCo, announcing they will cut salt levels across Walkers crisps, Baked and Sensations brands by 10 per cent in 2009.
PepsiCo and Strauss Group have completed their joint venture
partnership to operate fresh dips maker Sabra, a move that confirms
both companies' plans to extend their presence in the growing
healthy Mediterranean foods market.
Beverage and snack company PepsiCo last week posted a 10.3 per cent
increase in operating profit for the tax year ending 30 December
2007, but higher overall costs led to a slight decrease in
margins for the group.