Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

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.


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.


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