Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

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.

Save Food Packaging Award winners showcased at Interpack 2017

26 April, 2017

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be at Interpack 2017 from 4–10 May, where it will display the Save Food Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand.

Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30

20 December, 2016

Tetra Pak has launched the Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30, which has received the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials.

Germany's success in PET bottle recycling

08 December, 2016

Germany is leading the way in PET bottle recycling, according to a study which has found PET bottles are recycled at a total of about 93.5%, while one-way deposit PET bottles have reached 97.9%.

Compostable coffee pods

17 October, 2016

A Canadian grocery retailer will soon stock compostable single-serve coffee pods.

Free seminar on sustainable packaging at Foodtech Packtech

30 September, 2016

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will host a free seminar on 'Understanding Sustainable Packaging Innovations & Trends' during Foodtech Packtech.

Go nude in October

22 September, 2016

October has been declared the month of 'nude food', with Australian schools encouraged to eliminate unnecessary packaging to better both their own health and the health of the planet.

How MEG is increasing its regranulate quotas

29 July, 2016

Grinding PET into flakes is part of a German soft drink company's recycling agenda.

Save Food Packaging Awards recognise innovation and sustainability

06 June, 2016

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced the winners of the inaugural Australia/New Zealand Save Food Packaging Awards.

Brewery ditches labels for premium beer in sustainable PET

23 March, 2016

Belgian brewery Martens has used digital printing technology from KHS to eliminate labels, producing a visually appealing, premium and more sustainable PET package.

Recycling program for yoghurt pouches

07 October, 2015

Milk processor Fonterra Brands New Zealand (FBNZ) has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a recycling program for yoghurt pouches — a packaging product that would previously have gone to landfill.

Recycling agricultural waste into food packaging

17 June, 2015

Two German companies have partnered to develop an upcycled wheat straw-based packaging solution for the food industry.

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