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25 Jun 2019
--- Roughly 48 percent of packaging used by major UK supermarket chains cannot be easily recycled, according to a recent investigation by Which?. The average percentage of packaging – including cardboard, glass and... Read More
25 Jun 2019
--- Ardagh’s Nitro Can has been adopted by UK cocktail mixer company Funkin Cocktails in a collaboration that sees the first-ever range of RTD nitro canned cocktails hit the shelves. With premium cocktails increasing in... Read More
24 Jun 2019
--- Tapping into better-for-you snacking trends, the Kraft Heinz Company has released a new range of “spoonable smoothies,” coined Fruitlove. The new launch combines the benefits of creamy yogurt and real fruits and... Read More
24 Jun 2019
--- Speaking at the 8th Global Packaged Summit in Amsterdam, Santiago Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder of Garçon Wines, urged the packaging industry to innovate towards a more environmentally-sustainable future by embracing... Read More
19 Jun 2019
--- AB InBev has launched a polymer keg that quadruples the time beer in the keg stays palatable once it has been opened compared to a traditional steel keg while also significantly reducing the logistical carbon footprint.... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Coca-Cola has announced that its GLACÉAU smartwater bottles will be made from 100 percent recycled plastic (rPET) by the end of the year in a move that is expected to remove 3,100 tons of virgin plastic from... Read More
17 Jun 2019
--- Unilever ice cream brand Solero has launched a wrapper-less multipack which uses 35 percent less plastic compared to the original pack. The new box – which can be “widely recycled” in the UK – has... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- In collaboration with Guala Closures, Malibu has incorporated communication content into its beverage bottle caps using the closure company’s innovative cap Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. The connected... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- In a bid to decrease contamination risk and reduce food allergen-related complications, Ilapack has launched a new ultra-hygienic bagmaker and flow wrapper. The industrial wrapping machinery manufacturer has created... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Israeli company Mushroom Benefit Ltd has launched a new line of Cuisine Bags that offer a plant-based, clean-label alternative to traditional powdered soup stocks. The patent-pending Cuisine Bags seek to disrupt the soup,... Read More
27 May 2019
--- A team of Purdue University, US, researchers have manufactured an innovative new process that uses cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) to create advanced barrier coatings for food packaging. The technology can be used to create... Read More
20 May 2019
--- The UK Plastics Pact is a trailblazing, collaborative initiative, delivered by Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts WRAP, that hopes to create a circular economy for plastics. Speaking to PackagingInsights,... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Nestlé has published data about its food waste and relevant targets as part of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, an initiative with a focus on helping businesses consistently report and measure their waste output,... Read More
10 May 2019
--- The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised that increased allergen information should be provided on prepackaged direct sale food. The FSA advice endorsing full ingredient labeling follows a UK government consultation,... Read More
02 May 2019
--- GEA is expanding its aseptic D-tec range with a new double-seat valve which can increase the hygiene levels, and therefore the shelf-life, of beverages and dairy products. The valve – D-tec D/DV double-chamber valve... Read More
01 May 2019
--- The NanoPack project has reported significant advancements in the shelf-life and quality extension of a range of foods when packaged in nano-active materials. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme, the project aims to... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- Government initiatives around food safety, pressures to reduce plastic packaging waste and high rates of adulteration in the alcohol market are some of the key factors driving expansion in the aseptic packaging market in... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, have earned a bad environmental reputation due to perceived packaging waste. Contrarily, a new study from... Read More
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
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