Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

Tetra Rex Bio-based carton makes world debut in Finland

20 February, 2015

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 obtains FSC CoC certification for all 92 facilities

20 February, 2015

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.

Researchers develop biodegradable packaging for oily foods

10 November, 2014

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.

'Bottled water with a conscience' chooses aluminium over plastic

05 November, 2014

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.

Super-light PET bottle wins German Design Award

05 November, 2014

A super-light PET bottle developed by Krones has been awarded the German Design Award 2015 in the packaging category.

Detmold I am eco biodegradable packaging range

03 November, 2014

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 Rex carton made from plant-based, renewable materials

21 October, 2014

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.

Consumer perception, packaging and food waste reduction

09 October, 2014

What's holding back our efforts to reduce food waste?

Mitigating the impact of sleeve labels on PET bottle recycling

09 October, 2014

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.

Business value of FSC certification to be assessed

18 September, 2014

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.

Compostable packaging reflects brand ethos of organic energy foods manufacturer

09 September, 2014

When choosing packaging for their organic energy bars, German manufacturer Die Kraft des Urstromtals selected compostable wrapping which supported the ethos of their brand.

Sustainability win for de-packaging unit

30 July, 2014

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.

Beverage can sales exceed 2 billion due to World Cup

18 July, 2014

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

30 June, 2014

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 Ultramid polyamide for flexible packaging films

30 June, 2014

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.

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