Henkel and DaniMer Scientific have formed an alliance to develop bio-based hotmelt adhesives for the consumer packaging market.
Even if we stopped putting plastic into our oceans today, giant garbage patches would continue to grow for hundreds of years. Recent ARC research examined how giant ocean garbage patches form as a result of ocean currents.
The Australian Packaging Covenant has announced joint funding of a state-of-the-art plastic recycling facility to be built this year in Queensland.
PAC.NZ has released the Year Two Progress Report for its Packaging Product Stewardship Scheme, which reports a second year of success for the scheme.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has commented on the Northern Territory Container Deposit Scheme, arguing that beverage companies need certainty regarding their ongoing legal obligations.
Twenty billion Tetra Pak packages sold in 2012 carried the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, up from 8.5 billion in 2010, the company has announced.
Brazil has retained its number one ranking for aluminium beverage can recycling, achieving a 98.3% recycling rate. It has held the top spot globally since 2001.
New recycling systems have been installed in 59 KFC restaurants in NSW to provide away-from-home recycling opportunities for around 30 million customer visits each year.
Pistol & Burnes, a Canadian coffee roasting company, has introduced a fully compostable pack for its Farmer First brand which incorporates cellulose-based NatureFlex from Innovia Films.
As part of FSC Friday celebrations, Tetra Pak announced it is on track to achieve its aim of purchasing 50% of its paperboard from FSC-certified forests in 2012.
The Seattle Mariners is hoping to achieve its target of 90% waste diversion from landfill by using fully compostable packaging from BASF for snack foods sold at Safeco Field.
Along with minimal packaging, consumers like recyclable packaging, environmentally friendly packaging materials and to support consumer packaged goods companies that bring sustainability to the production floor with improvements to reduce energy usage or air and water waste. Following, some of the food packaging industry’s major players reveal some of their environmentally friendly materials and innovations which can improve productivity while reducing carbon footprints.
NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer is derived from an abundant 100% annually renewable plant resource.
The big players in the beverage industry are all seeking the ‘Green Grail’ - packaging for soft drinks that they can present to the marketplace as ‘green’.
German organic tea producer Lebensbaum has selected Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose-based NatureFlex NVR to pack its range of organic teas.