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18 Apr 2019
--- In response to the growing demand for transparent dairy packaging in Latin America, Amcor has developed clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that have no strips and resemble glass in appearance. Designed for... Read More
10 Apr 2019
--- Seattle-based start-up StixFresh has developed a sticker that can keep fruit and vegetables fresh for up to two weeks longer than usual. When applied to the fruit, the all-natural compound contained on the sticker creates a... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Food waste initiative Winnow has launched a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technology, coined Winnow Vision, that promises to revolutionize food waste management in commercial kitchens to benefit businesses and the... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Israeli start-up Ripples has created a device that prints messages and images onto beer, coffee and other foam-topped beverages using ink made from natural extracts. The Ripple Maker device is touted as an ingenious brand... Read More
28 Mar 2019
--- The European Parliament has voted to approve a sweeping ban – The Single Use Plastics Directive (SUDP) – of the ten single-use plastics that are most commonly found on European beaches, as well as abandoned... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Innova Market Insights identifies “Recyclable by design” as its number one trend in packaging for 2019. Widespread bans on single-use plastics, the implementation of China’s “National Sword”... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- Strong sealing properties, easy opening and high-opacity white coloring are characteristics of plastic film innovator Südpack’s new launch, the Smart Peel. The launch is suitable for PP-based packaging in a... Read More
22 Feb 2019
--- Widespread confusion on food date labels is leading to increased waste and food safety risks, a new survey examining US consumer attitudes has found. The survey, published in Waste Management, highlights that consumers... Read More
21 Feb 2019
--- Consumers are increasingly willing to use nanotechnology-based solutions in food packaging, but they are wary of how the essential oils – used to prevent spoilage – may “contaminate” foods, a report... Read More
20 Feb 2019
--- The UK Government has bowed to pressure to delay policy making on chemicals, pesticides, plastics, clean air, waste and possible reforms on food-related matters, following last week’s “no-cooperation”... Read More
07 Feb 2019
--- With just 50 days to go until the UK crashes out of the EU, there is still no sign of a deal. A hard Brexit is looking increasingly likely, and the British Government is issuing guidance on food and drink labeling in the... Read More
07 Feb 2019
--- A new report by Fruit Logistica anticipates “significant innovation” in fresh produce packaging and supply chain management in the coming years. This prediction is based on increased consumer awareness of the... Read More
31 Jan 2019
--- Saxon Packaging (which is owned by Smurfit Kappa, one of the world's largest manufacturers of paper-based packaging products), has revealed a 61 percent increase (compared to 2017) in demand for packaging solutions for... Read More
29 Jan 2019
--- The UK government has launched a consultation to strengthen allergen labeling laws. British Environment Secretary Michael Gove unveiled proposals to overhaul allergen labeling laws and give consumers more transparent... Read More
24 Jan 2019
--- US private equity firm Apollo has struck a US$4.3 billion deal to acquire UK plastic packaging giant RPC. The sale was agreed just hours before the expiry of the regulatory deadline, which had previously been extended five... Read More
15 Jan 2019
--- The pan-European plastics sector will be the hardest hit in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit, experts are warning. The UK Parliament will vote on UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU Brexit deal later today.... Read More
10 Jan 2019
--- Family-owned The Wilkinson Baking Company has unveiled The BreadBot – the world’s first fully automated bread making machine – at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas (CES). The BreadBot... Read More
07 Jan 2019
--- Snackbot, PepsiCo’s snack delivery robot created in collaborative partnership with Bay Area-based Robby technologies, is now delivering nutritious snacks to students attending the University of the Pacific in Stockton,... Read More
19 Dec 2018
--- Manufacturers will have to foot the bill for recycling or the disposal of their own waste as part of UK government’s Resources and Waste Strategy announced this week. Also contained in the plan – said to... Read More
18 Dec 2018
--- A biodegradable, edible film made with plant starch and antimicrobial compounds may control the growth of foodborne pathogens on seafood, according to a group of international researchers. The innovative finding could help... Read More
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