Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

Nestlé aims to make all its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025

12 April, 2018

The strategy will focus on eliminating non-recyclable plastics, encouraging the use of plastics that allow better recycling rates and changing complex combinations of packaging materials.


NatureWorks Ingeo bioplastic for FFS

09 April, 2018

The Ingeo-based transparent packaging is for form, fill and seal (FFS) dairy and dessert packaging.


AIP dinner opens discussions on plastic trends

23 March, 2018

The Australian Institute of Packaging and the Society of Plastic Engineers are hosting a joint technical dinner to discuss consumer and environmental trends in plastics.


Ecolabelling standard revised

13 March, 2018

The ecolabelling standard ISO14024 has been updated to better reflect the current environmental context.


Jet Technologies bioplastics coffee packaging

23 February, 2018

Jet Technologies has launched high-volume bioplastics coffee packaging that is fully biodegradable.


How can packaging reduce food waste?

09 February, 2018

The relationship between the packaging industry and the environment is a challenging one, but a new report has revealed the ways in which packaging can help reduce food waste.


Two Australian companies compete for Save Food Packaging Award

01 February, 2018

Two of the finalists for the Save Food Packaging Award at the 2018 WorldStar Packaging Awards are Australian companies Sealed Air and Woolcool Australia.


All its packaging to be recyclable or re-usable by 2025: Amcor pledge

30 January, 2018

Amcor is the first global packaging company to pledge to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or re-usable by 2025.


Will PM's plastic waste plan impact the packaging industry?

16 January, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

UK Prime Minister Theresa May put forward a 25-year plan which aims to tackle plastic waste, and the packaging industry is largely supporting this movement.


Project to preserve food with sustainable packaging

15 January, 2018

Coordinated by AIMPLAS and funded by the European Union, project REFUCOAT aims to develop more sustainable food packaging that also effectively preserves food.


Self-disposing — got to be simpler than recycling

11 August, 2017

Soft drink bottles and beer cans that simply disappear when they are no longer needed mayn't be as pie in the sky as we all imagine.


Sustainable biscuit pack from Brazilian eucalyptus trees

07 August, 2017

Ooh-la-la tea biscuits are being packed in a sustainable and fully compostable share bag manufactured with a substrate that includes Brazilian eucalyptus trees.


Aseptic pack from 100% plant-based renewables

14 July, 2017

In what is claimed to be a world first, SIG has developed an aseptic carton pack with a clear link to 100% plant-based renewable materials.


Making green claims with confidence

29 June, 2017 by Anthony Peyton*

There's a plethora of certification schemes that provide insurance for product claims, such as for: palm oil, sustainable fisheries, fair trade coffee and sustainable forestry — but packaging hasn't had standardised evidence-based schemes.


Unilever tackles plastic sachet waste

22 May, 2017

Unilever has developed a new technology called CreaSolv Process to recycle sachet waste. This technology has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging in Germany and is inspired by processes used to recycle television sets.


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