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28 Jan 2020
--- Government-backed sustainability organization WRAP has revealed that the UK has made significant progress in reducing its food waste with total food waste levels falling by 480,000 tons between 2015 and 2018 – a 7... Read More
24 Jan 2020
--- Tetra Pak has unveiled the first full-scale virtual marketplace for the food and beverage (F&B) industry, at Davos 2020. The virtual marketplace boasts convenience and ease by making the purchasing of products faster and... Read More
23 Jan 2020
--- StePac’s automated bulk packaging solutions have reduced food loss in the US foodservice sector, most recently witnessed in packaged green beans. The fresh produce packaging supplier’s modified atmosphere bulk... Read More
22 Jan 2020
--- Coca-Cola will not stop using plastic bottles completely, due to steady consumer preference. This is according to the company’s Head of Sustainability Bea Perez, who spoke during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- Nestlé has announced an investment of up to 2 billion Swiss francs (US$2.08 billion) to pioneer the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- In celebration of its centennial year, US-based organic chicken producer Perdue Farms has launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce website that packages orders in 100 percent recyclable foam insulated boxes. The foam... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- The Circularise PLASTICS initiative is set to pilot its blockchain technology for transparent circularity in plastics in a production environment early this year in what the group is calling its “first... Read More
09 Jan 2020
--- British-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has joined forces with global packaging supplier Mondi to produce a recyclable polypropylene (PP) mono-material pouch in Turkey for the Knorr dry soup powder range. The solution... Read More
07 Jan 2020
--- Functional packaging innovator StePac has launched a range of recyclable solutions designed to preserve the freshness and significantly extend the shelf-life of pomegranates and their extracted arils. The technology is based... Read More
18 Dec 2019
--- Government-backed sustainability organization WRAP has revealed that UK businesses are making significant progress in reducing virgin plastic use and improving plastic recycling levels. Established in April 2018, The UK... Read More
22 Nov 2019
--- In cooperation with its supplier Braskem, Tetra Pak has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugarcane. This move... Read More
05 Nov 2019
--- Italian coffee company Lavazza has introduced Eco Caps, a range of compostable coffee capsules, to address consumers’ rising environmental concerns. To ensure that all coffee capsules are responsibly thrown away,... Read More
01 Nov 2019
--- Nestlé has inaugurated its first Gerber NutriPuffs cereal snacks plant in Shuangcheng, China. With this latest investment of around RMB 100 million (US$14.2 million), the launch is an important milestone for Gerber in... Read More
28 Oct 2019
--- Consumer perceptions of the interaction between environment and health are becoming increasingly strong, but identifying the different ways this can manifest is key to successful marketing. This is according to Gisele... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- Tetra Pak has unveiled a new 12,000 sqm site with sales, engineering and manufacturing facilities for cheese production solutions. The US$28 million center is backed with full-scale engineering capabilities, from cheese... Read More
21 Oct 2019
--- French dairy cooperative Ingredia, in partnership with food transparency blockchain specialist Connecting Food, is unveiling what are marketed as “the first dairy ingredients to be certified, traced and audited in real... Read More
08 Oct 2019
--- Palsgaard has developed new anti-fog coating technology coined Einar 1122 for industrial packaging to keep food looking fresh and desirable for purchase at low temperatures. This initiative is a move to address food waste... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- Ingredients supplier Cargill has reduced the amount of plastic used in its vegetable oil bottles and containers by over 2.5 million pounds (680,000 kg) globally. Different strategies have been used in North America, Europe,... Read More
03 Oct 2019
--- UK start-up Drinks Cubed has launched a premium mineral water, Water Cubed, in SIG’s combidome carton bottle in a bid to be the lowest carbon footprint drinks brand by 2022. The carton is fully recyclable, primarily... Read More
02 Oct 2019
--- Italian manufacturer of non-refillable and aluminum closures Guala Closures is set to launch its complete range of NěstGATE connected caps. By placing a smartphone close to a bottle equipped with the connected caps, the Near... Read More
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