Sustainability > Envirofriendly packaging

O-I and Carlsberg launch sustainable packaging initiative

28 January, 2014

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.

Lightweighting plastic bottles for packaging

22 January, 2014 by Stephen Barter MAIP

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.

Lightweight packaging to take off, despite challenges

12 December, 2013

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 awarded FSC and PEFC certification for Malaysian labelstock

05 December, 2013

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 completes $400m expansion in Korea

17 October, 2013

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 Biocane Takeaway Containers

27 September, 2013

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.

Eco-friendly vodka uses industry-first PET swing-top bottle

23 September, 2013

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 demand renewable packaging, research shows

18 September, 2013

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.

Trio to produce bio-based superabsorbent polymers in Sri Lanka

27 August, 2013

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.

Litter on the decline

19 August, 2013

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.

What to do with 1.31 trillion plastic beverage bottles each year

15 July, 2013

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.

BASF creates a new way to drink coffee

10 July, 2013

BASF’s compostable plastic ecovio has found its first production application in a system solution for coffee packaging. BASF has collaborated with the Swiss Coffee Company to develop a coffee capsule with aroma-tight outer packaging.

Tetra Pak goes green in Brazil

28 June, 2013

Tetra Pak says it plans to sign an agreement with Braskem, the largest thermoplastic resins producer in the Americas, for the supply of LDPE made from sugar cane to its packaging material factories in Brazil.

How packaging can reduce food waste

26 June, 2013

Packaging plays a vital role in the food industry and now new Australian research has established how this role can be extended to assist in minimising food waste.

Turning soft plastics into furniture

11 June, 2013

The AFGC, Coles and the RED Group have launched the REDcycle Program in Canberra, which recycles soft plastic packaging into furniture. Consumers can drop off plastics at eight Coles stores in Canberra.

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