Two German companies have partnered to develop an upcycled wheat straw-based packaging solution for the food industry.
Bio-based barrier film business Plantic Technologies has been acquired by Japanese company Kuraray.
US company Carrington Tea has selected bio-based NatureFlex packaging films for its Carrington Organics Tea line.
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.
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.
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.