Recycling

Food firms like Kellogg's are doing their part to boost recycling with on pack messaging like the How2Recycle label.

EPA: 51.5% of US packaging gets recycled

By Jenni Spinner

Lightweighted containers, reduced material use, improved recycling awareness—many shifts in the US waste stream points toward food packaging having a better impact on the environment than ever before.

'Return to sender' says Wegmans label

Unclear labeling is a recycling headache

By Rachel Arthur

How2Recycle, a program that wants standardized recycling labels on most US consumer goods by 2016, has welcomed supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets to its scheme. 

Braskem spoke to FPD at the EU Bioplastics conference

dispatches from EU Bioplastics conference 2013

Renewable doesn’t guarantee success - Braskem

By Joseph James Whitworth

Having a product that is renewable doesn’t mean success if other factors, such as performance, do not at least match existing alternatives.

Brian Porter

Recycling? The best way to achieve sustainability?

By Brian Porter

When packaging designers set out to deliver a customer’s wish list - performance and reliability are the chief concerns. But these days, everyone has sustainability, as a packaging objective, at the top of the list. 

Barilla pulps pasta into paper

Barilla pulps pasta into paper

By Fiona Barry

Barilla has partnered with a Venetian paper manufacturer to turn the Italian food giant’s pasta into stationery.

The Focal Point 2013: Frontiers in Packaging Conference will center on recycling and sustainability issues.

Recycling highlighted at packaging conference

By Jenni Spinner

The Focal Point 2013: Frontiers in Packaging Conference will hone in on ways the industry can work to increase food container recycling and sustainability.

Avery Dennison has launched seven  'thin' film and paper products

Avery Dennison: thinner labels more sustainable

By Jenny EAGLE

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has launched seven 'thin' film and paper products that retain shelf life while making food labels sustainable through thinner label material constructions. 

Individual bananas sold in packaging

Top 10 worst packaging

10 worst 'culprits': Unpackit Packaging Awards

By Jenny EAGLE

Nominations are in for the best and worst food packaging at The Unpackit Awards, run by community enterprise Wanaka Wastebusters, in New Zealand.

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