packaging & technology news

16 Sep 2021
--- PepsiCo is spearheading pep+ (“pep positive”), a refocusing of the company’s key strategic sustainability targets, including prioritizing chickpeas, plant-based proteins and whole grains, while reducing... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- Tetra Pak’s 22nd annual sustainability report is highlighting the company’s 70 percent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction in its own operations from 2010 to 2020, Scope 1 and 2. The company also reduced... Read More
26 Aug 2021
--- Lidl supermarket is trailing the UK’s new Eco-Score traffic light labeling system in Scotland, helping shoppers understand the sustainability credentials of food and beverage products and their packaging. The scheme... Read More
19 Aug 2021
--- Researchers have developed pasta that packs flat but takes on a 3D form when cooked. This “morphing mechanism” could save an estimated 59 to 86 percent in packaging space during shipping and storage by reducing... Read More
16 Aug 2021
--- air up is the world’s first drinking bottle that flavors water only by scent with the help of retronasal smelling, according to its co-founder Lena Jüngst who speaks exclusively to PackagingInsights. She explains... Read More
10 Aug 2021
--- Consuming filtered tap water provides substantial health and environmental benefits compared to bottled water, according to a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).
03 Aug 2021
--- Nexe Innovations is launching plant-based, compostable espresso pods in the US and Canada. In an independent composting study, 90 percent of the new pods broke down within 30 days – the same amount of time an apple... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- SIG is unveiling an automated robotic sleeve filling magazine – the R-CAM2 – for the F&B industry, which it says will help manufacturers reduce the need for human labor and improve workflow efficiency. Arla... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- McDonald’s is piloting a reusable coffee cup scheme in partnership with TerraCycle’s reusable packaging service, Loop, to reduce single-use waste to landfills. In a global first for the fast-food giant, six... Read More
25 Jun 2021
--- Swiss food testing company SwissDeCode has launched the “A2 INSIDE Label,” a label intended to help the end consumer identify the efforts of dairy producers in guaranteeing authentic A2 milk products. The move... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Scientists have developed a novel way to use plastic waste as a food industry resource by converting post-consumer PET into vanillin via a series of chemical reactions. The team from the University of Edinburgh, UK,... Read More
02 Jun 2021
--- Tetra Pak is calling for more women to join various sectors and management levels in the F&B manufacturing industry, saying innovation can thrive when diverse teams tackle problem-solving. The company’s impetus is... Read More
01 Jun 2021
--- In celebration of World Milk Day, industry leaders today are raising their voices to rally around sustainable solutions that benefit the environment, human nutrition and the socio-economics of dairy production. Speaking to... Read More
31 May 2021
--- New testing by consumer organizations in Italy, Denmark, Spain and France has found toxic chemicals in single-use tableware made of popular non-plastic alternatives, such as disposable plant fiber bowls, paper straws or palm... Read More
21 May 2021
--- Brave Robot Ice Cream, owned by The Urgent Company, is set to become the first dairy ice cream in US grocery stores to publish its carbon footprint on its packaging. The company is responding to retailers and... Read More
10 May 2021
--- Scientists in China and Germany have designed an artificial material mimicking chameleon skin to detect seafood freshness by changing color. Smart packaging and technology that can detect food spoilage in real-time could... Read More
04 May 2021
--- Burger King is launching a green packaging pilot program running throughout the year to reduce its environmental footprint. Starting today, 51 Burger King company-owned restaurants in Miami, US, will provide plastic... Read More
30 Apr 2021
--- Nexe Innovations, a Canadian plant-based materials manufacturer, has unveiled its Xoma Superfoods signature product line and Xoma Keto micro-ground coffee pods. The company prototypes its coffee pods using 3D printing,... Read More
23 Apr 2021
--- A unique partnership between the Design Museum in London, UK, and Bombay Sapphire has brought a sense of wonder and creativity to the everyday chore of food shopping. In a temporary interactive exhibition, the museum’s... Read More
20 Apr 2021
--- DTM Print is introducing faster and larger printing options on its edible ink desktop printer called Eddie, which creates personalized designs on baked goods and dessert items. The specialty printing systems provider has... Read More