Snacking heavyweight Mondelez Australia believes that soft plastic packaging should not be viewed at as the enemy, but more should instead be done to boost its recyclability of this resource if the nation’s 2025 targets are to be achieved.
Mars Inc has unveiled what it describes as a ‘key milestone’ in its commitment to transition towards a circular economy model where packaging material ‘never becomes waste’. FoodNavigator takes a closer look at the collaboration and technology behind...
The Israeli biodegradable plastic packaging specialist has unveiled an innovative compostable film – which acts as a laminate for the so-called ‘caustic’ properties of salty snacks – at London Packaging Week.
The UK-based manufacturer has joined the growing number of big food producers – including Mondelez, Nestle, retailers Tesco and Aldi and foodservice operators Compass Group and Sodexo, among others – that have pledged to use 100% cage-free eggs across...
After a year of tinkering around, the breakfast cereal giant’s food developers have successfully reduced the sodium content in its Special K cereal range by around 20% – without dramatically changing its iconic flavour profile.
PepsiCo is already hitting notable milestones and reaping financial benefits from its ambitious pep+ plan announced last fall that places sustainability at the center of how the CPG giant says it will create value and drive growth, according to CEO Ramon...
Aligned to its pledge to transition 100% of its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable material by the end of 2025, the breakfast cereal giant will be trialling a fully recyclable paper liner for its Corn Flakes cereals next year.
Sirane threw the spotlight on its eco-friendly Earth Packaging when presenter and environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall interviewed MD Simon Balderson at the company’s headquarters in Telford, UK, this month.
‘There is a trend for plastic packaging acquisitions despite all the bad rap for plastic, and that’s despite companies such as DS Smith turning towards Amazon,’ claims Nick Mockett, head of packaging M&A, Moorgate Capital.
Mondi, BASF and COROOS, a European company in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses have produced a stand-up pouch that is safe for food contact, partly made with raw material, derived from chemically recycled plastic.
Goupie chewy chocolate, has swapped its recyclable plastic packaging to a compostable alternative, working with its supplier to come up with a design, which shows the consumer how to dispose of it correctly.
The American Bakers Association (ABA) worked with the Texas state legislature to buoy a bill that would criminalize the theft of bakers’ private property – mainly baking trays co-opted and sold as recycled plastic abroad.
Injection moulding company Appkuns, in Oosterhout, The Netherlands, has partnered with local entrepreneur, Rinze Willemsen, to create the 1-2Tube, which is 40% lighter than normal plastic extrusion tubes.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery, a subsidiary of Demag Plastics Group in Schwaig, Germany, has launched a Systec SP (Speed Performance) 280, which can manufacture 1.2L polypropylene buckets (84g) in 5.3 seconds.
NatureWorks said major investment plans now underway to expand and develop its manufacturing process will lead to high performing bioplastics and give it the economies of scale to compete with oil based plastics on price.