Tetra Pak's plant-based carton packaging has hit shelves for the first time, as Finnish dairy producer Valio becomes the first company in the world to adopt it.
Tetra Pak has obtained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for all of its converting plants and market companies. The certification means the company can now supply FSC-labelled packages from anywhere in the world.
The BIOMAT research group from the University of the Basque Country has responded to the demand for longer shelf life coupled with sustainability, with the development of a biodegradable/compostable container for both liquid and solid oily products.
Green Sheep Water - 'the bottled water with a green conscience' - selected infinitely recyclable, 473 mL aluminium bottles made by Ball Corporation as the packaging for their water.
A super-light PET bottle developed by Krones has been awarded the German Design Award 2015 in the packaging category.
Detmold Group has expanded its environmental packaging offerings with the launch of the I am eco range. This range includes use of a bagasse sugarcane board material formed into food pails.
Tetra Pak has announced the launch of the Tetra Rex carton which, according to the company, will be the first to be made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.
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To combat the difficulties full wrap shink sleeve labels can cause when recycling PET bottles, the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers has released the Final Report of the Sleeve Label Working Group, which outlines for mitigating the impact of sleeve labels.
A new initiative will analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, enabling businesses to understand what value they derive from specifying FSC certified timber and paper through their procurement policies.
When choosing packaging for their organic energy bars, German manufacturer Die Kraft des Urstromtals selected compostable wrapping which supported the ethos of their brand.
SITA Australia has won a 2014 Australian Business Award for Sustainability for its de-packaging unit that recycles both food packaging and its contents into valuable resources.
Watching football is thirsty work. It's estimated that sales of aluminium beverage cans exceeded the 2 billion mark over the four weeks of the 2014 FIFA World Cup - a 35% increase over the same period last year.
Earthinks sustainable printing inks and coatings can represent up to 100% natural materials, are free from glycol and silicones, contain no heavy metals and are near zero volatile organic compound (VOC) levels.
BASF offers high-performance Ultramid (polyamide), which is derived from renewable raw materials. The company uses an approach that replaces up to 100% of the fossil resources used at the beginning of the integrated production process with certified biomass.