Mondelēz International has released its 2022 State of Snacking report, which reveals that, for the fourth consecutive year, snacking remains a preference over traditional meals, even though consumers are feeling the crunch of the current economy.
With new European Union (EU) packaging rules on the horizon, the bakery and snacks sectors are gearing up to address packaging requirements and waste management policies that better reflect market and environmental needs.
TerraCycle has created a range of Zero Waste Boxes, designed to allow manufacturers to recycle once ‘unrecyclable’ items used in food-contact environments, giving them a ‘second’ life and saving thousands of pieces of plastic from landfill.
KP Snacks has cut 410 tonnes of plastic from its packaging in 2021 after pairing back on packaging by 6.8% across a number of its brands. It also said that 13 million snack packs have been recycled to date through its partnership with TerraCycle.
INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment) is expanding its Fresher for Longer campaign in conjunction with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and Kent Waste Partnership among others.
Increased recovery and recycling targets mooted in an EU review have been backed by EUROPEN, providing they look at existing waste management infrastructure, capacity in member states and disparate performances.
Cereal, bakery and snack makers are increasingly working to reduce their carbon footprint, reaping cost savings in the process and plugging into new business opportunities, according to a new report from UK industry representatives, the FDF.
In a bid to help UK companies meet food waste disposal targets, the
Yorkshire regional government has launched a project to band
smaller manufacturers together to make collection less costly and
Water, we save. Energy, we conserve. But food, it seems, we can
waste, junk and bin and no-one cares. Except one crusader, whose
20-year project has proven what should have been obvious in the
first place: our attitude to food is...
As the US celebrates Thanksgiving, a new study reveals that almost
half the food in the country goes to waste - a statistic that
should alarm an industry that is struggling to achieve greater
efficiency in order to salvage profits.
The UK's Environment Agency has warned manufacturers that they must
be prepared for imminent changes affecting the management of
hazardous waste, while the Environmental Services Association (ESA)
is concerned that safety standards...
The UK government looks set to miss one of its key recyclingtargets
after new government figures published today reveal thatonly 14.5
per cent of household waste in England was recycled in2002/3. Food
and beverage packaging makes...
In Finland, Huhtamaki has tackled the problem of creating
recyclable in-flight food service packaging - an area of food
packaging that, because of security reasons and convenience, has
remained highly wasteful.