The Coca-Cola Company and its two leading European bottling partners – Coca-Cola European Partners and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company – have jointly signed the European Commission’s Circular Plastics Alliance declaration, underlining their commitment to using more recycled packaging across Europe.
Metallic coatings in food packaging are often difficult to recycle, but UK researches have developed a new transparent film that could replace some metallic layers. Reported in peer- reviewed journal Nature Communications, the new films can be produced using a cheap, environmentally friendly process and provide a similar level of food protection to the metallic layers, while also being full recyclable. Multi-material composites which include metallic … Continue reading Recyclable Film That Can Replace Metallic Coatings in Food Packaging
German engineering group Robert Bosch GmbH is in advanced talks to sell its packaging-technology division to global buyout firm CVC Capital Partners in a deal that could value the business at up to €850 million ($959.3 million), including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. REFS This article was published on wsj.com Germany’s Bosch Nears Deal to Sell Packaging Unit to CVC Capital Partners … Continue reading Bosch Found Buyer For Packaging Unit
Consumers are looking for both convenience and sustainability, and companies are responding with containers, bottles and bags designed for many uses. Packaging is one of the largest causes of waste in the United States. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 29.7% of total waste could be attributed to containers and packaging in 2015, which weighed in at 77.9 million tons. While some may point … Continue reading Why Reusable Food Packaging Has a Promising Future
Mondi, an Austria-based paper and packaging solutions provider, has unveiled a recyclable polypropylene (PP) film to pack fresh and processed foods. The recyclable packaging material is suitable for the thermoforming of flexible films for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and vacuum packaging. According to Mondi, the new, coextruded packaging material features a web at the top and bottom as well as an internal barrier layer. Both … Continue reading Mondi Develops New Recyclable PP Film for Food Packaging
Solero ice lollies will be sold without wrappers during a trial aimed at helping cut down on single-use plastic. Multipacks of Solero organic peach ice lollies will be sold in a recyclable cardboard box with compartments, eliminating the need for individual plastic wrappers. The new box is made from a specially designed polyethylene-coated cardboard. It is similar to single-use coffee cups, but with a lower … Continue reading Solero Removes Plastic Wrapper From Lollies to Cut Single-Use Plastic
Mayo brand company plans to spread the use of recycled plastic packaging to more than 200 million bottles and jars by 2020 with a goal of 100% recyclable, 100% PCR-content packaging. Major food and beverage brands continue an industry-wide movement into sustainable packaging usually with specific targets and within overarching corporate-wide sustainability goals. One of the latest is Hellmann’s, a Unilever brand based in Englewood … Continue reading Hellmann’s Commits to 100% Recyclable Plastic Food Packaging
Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately EUR 350 million to convert the Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production. The investment includes converting paper machine 7 into high-quality virgin-fibre-based kraftliner production, and the closure of paper machine 6 and sheeting plant. Production on the converted machine is estimated to start by the end of 2020. “The conversion of Oulu Mill will enable Stora … Continue reading Stora Enso will Convert the Oulu paper mill into a Packaging Board mill