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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.

Plantic Technologies acquired by Japanese company

15 April, 2015

Bio-based barrier film business Plantic Technologies has been acquired by Japanese company Kuraray.

Tea company selects bio-based packaging for organic range

11 March, 2015

US company Carrington Tea has selected bio-based NatureFlex packaging films for its Carrington Organics Tea line.

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.

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