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PET bottles and jars are accepted in virtually all recycling programs in the United States and Canada. Over 2 billion pounds of PET were collected for recycling in 2015.
Iconic confectionery brand Cadbury, which is owned by the U.S. multinational Mondelēz, is trialing a new form of paper-based packaging on a small range of chocolates that will be sold exclusively in New Zealand.
Food and beverage companies including Nestlé, Unilever and FrieslandCampina have reaffirmed their sustainability commitments by signing up to the European Plastics Pact.
Danone has eported 2019 sales of €25.3bn, up 2.6% on a reported and like-for-like basis, with a 4.1% increase in Q4 on a like-for-like basis.
Starbucks has released a statement setting out its goal to become more eco-friendly by increasing its efforts to become more sustainable in areas such as packaging, carbon and waste, as detailed in a public letter signed by CEO Kevin Johnson.
All over the world from North America to Asia Pacific, to Western Europe, consumers and manufacturers are slowly waking up to the issue of plastic packaging and the race is on to research the most suitable alternatives available.
Officials from China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment China recently announced a wide-ranging guideline that is set to have a major impact on the future use of plastic in areas such as disposable packaging and single-use products.
"What is the best?" That was the important question asked by Sebastien Hottlet, APAC Business Director,and Nele Stevens, Product Marketing Manager, both from the global caps and closures specialist UNITED CAPS, during a presentation given recently at the 6th Dairy Asia Pacific Summit 2019 (DairyAP) ...
Venture capital firm Loop held a media event at the offices of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in New York on May 21, to formally announce its launch of the Loop circular economy shopping platform in five states across the U.S.
Most people take it for granted that recycled packaging comes with a higher cost of production, but how many consumers are willing to actually pay a premium for their products to have eco-friendly credentials?
On June 17-18, 2019, Duxes hosted the 2019 Asia-Pacific Sustainable Packaging Summit ( SPAP ) at the Shanghai Marriott Hongqiao Hotel, which attracted professionals from the government, global organizations and industry lead enterprises. The summit discussed policies, regulations, plastic recyclin ...
Consumer concerns about sustainable packaging are at an all-time high, and in response to the public outcry over marine plastic pollution, more and more companies are taking environmental action, signing up to new global commitments such as the New Plastics Economy, and setting a corporate sustainab ...
E-commerce is a brand-new game. To succeed in this new world, makers of baked goods and snack foods need to consider a different approach than standard retail packaging.
One of the world’s major household goods manufacturers, Unilever, has announced a new initiative aimed at raising the rate of recycling for its plastic bottle products.
While sustainable plastics sound like an oxymoron, some innovators are already starting to look for new ways to develop the material.
Danish-based dairy co-operative Arla Foods has achieved its packaging sustainability goals - making more than 1 billion cans and cartons more sustainable.
On March 7, Alibaba Group's Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada held a cross-border e-commerce conference and announced a series of strategic upgrading measures for cross-border businesses.
Walmart, one of the world's largest retailers, has teamed up with HSBC to offer its global suppliers financing rates linked to sustainability performance.
The campaign for fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging materials is gaining momentum as consumers learn more about the dangers of plastics to natural habitats such as the oceans.
Last week, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to ban the most common single-use plastic products, including plastic cutlery, straws, mixers and balloon sticks, by 2021.
There seems to be growing evidence that consumers want packaging to be greener, or at least less harmful to the environment. Several studies confirm this.
The beverage crate industry was one of the first to adopt what is now called a truly circular approach to packaging products. The DS Smith Plastics design team in Bilzen, Belgium, has designed a solution for Fillbee that combines returnable crates with returnable packaging to take recycling packagin ...
On December 31, 2018, Trader Joe's announced a plan to focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging.
Thanks to modern technology and online shopping! With just a few clicks, you can buy the clothes you need without leaving your comfortable home. Online shopping is convenient and becoming the norm.
Coca-Cola Co. introduced a new sugar-free Diet Cola in a taller, narrower 12-ounce aluminum can.
The growing pharmaceutical industry has led to the development of new high-performance bags that address the mechanical and purity challenges faced by liquid biologics or vaccines that require cryogenic packaging. Gore Sta-Pure Flexible Freeze Container 86 ℃ below zero(123 °F) in the frozen maint ...
The sustainable packaging of cooperation between amazon and Replenish with major achievements - amazon will use the Clean Revolution cleaning products to fill the packaging. Amazon for its Clean Revolution series USES a new 3.0 packaging design, and Replenish as an own brand suppliers to participate ...
In 2017, China's express packages have reached 40.1 billion, up 28% year-on-year, ranking first in the world for four consecutive years. At that rate, more than 8 million tons of solid waste are produced in a year. According to the relevant data, the number of express packages in China is still grow ...
Packaging and labelling are essential for product identification and recognition. They provide customers with information about the product, such as ingredients, nutrition, quantity and the best date to eat it. But they also play an extremely important role in marketing, promoting them to potential ...
Walt Peterson, Nestlé's sustainability manager for packaging in the United States, discussed Nestlé's sustainable goal of 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 by avoiding plastic waste.
Plastic bag is a daily consumable, and a large number of plastic bags are consumed every year in our country, which brought serious environmental pollution and waste of resources. To improve the problem, the State Council, China's cabinet, issued a ban on plastic bags in 2007.
The process of embedding the principles of the circular economy in cities has been seeking support as the best way to improve sustainability and resilience without compromising economic growth, wealth and well-being.
SC Johnson has announced plans to start producing its top household cleaning products made entirely from recycled plastic collected from the world's oceans.
Walmart Inc. unveiled plans to reduce plastic waste by making packaging more sustainable for products from private suppliers, with the goal of 100% recyclable, reusable or industrial-compostable packaging by 2025.
L'Occitane Group (Manosque, France), a global maker and retailer of natural cosmetics and health products, has signed a multi-year supply agreement with Loop Industries Inc., a montreal-based innovator in sustainable plastics technology, for Loop-branded 100% sustainable PET.
According to Food Business News, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill, Tate & Lyle and Ingredio launched and became founding members of the new Plant Based Products Council on January 29 at the California Bioresources Economy Summit in Berkeley.
The sustainable packaging market is expected to reach $400m by 2024, according to a new report from Zion Market Research. The report lists major players in the sustainable packaging market including Amcor, Bemis, Tetra Laval, Sonoco, Mondi, BASF SE, Westrock Company, as well as other prominent globa ...
"Our plastic pollution problem is completely out of control. We know it's bad, and so does the company that sold us the junk", Samsung acknowledged in an official statement. The company announced that it would join the list of companies abandoning plastic packaging in favor of sustainable and enviro ...
At the Loop event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a group of blue-chip companies are experimenting with a new high-quality packaging system that can be recycled and refilled. Essentially, Loop aims to change the ownership model for packaging from consumers to producers.
Although sustainability is becoming an increasingly influential factor for consumers in making purchasing decisions, many enterprises have not fully considered sustainability and recycling when choosing the design, use and packaging for their products, and most packaging is still disposable and non- ...
French Biotechnology companies Carbios and Toulouse White Biotechnology were awarded 7.5 million euros to develop their plastic recycling projects. The project uses enzymes to break down plastic waste.
One of a company's duties is to find the right packaging for the products it manufactures. In order to find the right packaging, enterprises need to consider cost, material, size and other factors. One of the latest trends is the choice of green packaging materials, which can provide the following b ...
In recent years, sustainable development has been a hot topic as consumers increasingly aware of the importance of protecting the environment. Packaging is one of the largest sources of human waste, and most people contribute waste without thinking about it. Waste in Australia is growing at twice th ...
Many industries are looking for ways to move away from traditional packaging and quickly adopt sustainable, environmentally friendly, biodegradable or natural products to meet the packaging needs of the market. This is known as green packaging.
Swiggy, a food ordering and delivery platform, announced the launch of "Swiggy Packaging Assist", a restaurant-centric program that delivers environmentally friendly packaging solutions at the right price to suit its culinary needs.
In May 2018, a British scientist claimed to have invented a plastic-free disposable water bottle that can break down in three weeks.
Adult soft drinks are a huge growth area in the global beverage market, as more consumers opt for non-alcoholic and low-alcohol drinks with adult flavors. Soda startup Somersault has found that it needs a healthier product to appeal to fashion-conscious people who want to drink less and don't want t ...
Sustainable materials have become a notable trend in the packaging industry. Companies and jurisdictions including McDonald's, Delivero and Iceland have pledged not to use plastic, or use 100% sustainable packaging.
More and more Canadians are willing to pay more for green food and packaging, according to a new study on sustainability from Asia Pulp & Paper. The survey was based on a sample of 1,003 Canadian adults, and the data was statistically weighted according to age, gender and geographical region to ensu ...
On May 15 2018, the European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) announced four industry-wide pledges aimed at increasing the collection of PET bottles and the use of recycled PET. Undoubtedly, these pledges will accelerate the development of Europe's circular economy.