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.
The APC has developed a resource on the inclusion of recycled content in food packaging items. Developed in consultation with industry, the resource details the challenges, opportunities and legislation relevant to including recycled content in food packaging.
The cost of the $1.4 billion national Container Deposit Scheme will be shouldered by taxpayers, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has warned.
The Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC) will see Carlsberg and O-I - along with selected suppliers - collaborate to develop packaging solutions. CCC partners will use the Cradle to Cradle Design Framework to improve the quality of products.
Reducing the plastic component of the overall package is a great environmental initiative; however, in today’s competitive market the opportunity to save money in the actual packaging cost is very appealing.
Rigid plastic and flexible packs are poised to take off in the US, with demand expected to increase by 32.85 billion packs between now and 2017, according to a new report from Canadean.
UPM Raflatac has been awarded FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certifications for labelstock produced in its Asia-Pacific factories. This means that all UPM Raflatac factories in the Asia-Pacific region are now PEFC and FSC certified.
Novelis has completed a two-year, US$400 million expansion program in South Korea which will increase its production capacity in the region by more than 50%.
BioPak’s BioCane Takeaway Containers are made from sugarcane pulp - the fibrous material that remains after sugar is extracted from the sugarcane. The containers are compostable, making the diversion of organic waste from landfill an option.
As part of its sustainability focus, McCormick Distilling Co Inc decided to change the 1.75 L bottle for its eco-friendly 360 Vodka from glass to lightweight polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Consumers are increasingly demanding renewable materials and environmental labelling, new research from Tetra Pak indicates. Recycling also remains a fundamental expectation of both consumers and food industry stakeholders.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), CIC Holdings and Chemanex have formed a joint venture - Chemcel - and will build and operate a processing facility in Sri Lanka, manufacturing bio-based superabsorbent polymers.
The occurrence of litter national is declining, the National Litter Index (NLI) shows. Victoria is ahead of the other states and territories with a 17% reduction by item on the 2012 count.
The 446 billion PET containers used worldwide for beverage packaging in 2011 is expected to grow to 1.3 trillion by 2015. That’s a lot of bottles that have to be dealt with in the waste and recycling streams.