Nestle announces plan to make its packaging 100% recyclable or re-usable by 2025

SWITZERLAND – Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company has announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment, with a vision that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in…

Tetra Pak launches new packaging material effects to attract shoppers’ attention

SWITZERLAND - Tetra Pak, a multinational food packaging and processing company, has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak Artistry, to help food and beverage producers revitalise the look and feel of their products. These effects help brands attract shoppers’ attention without the need for the manufacturer to switch to…

KHS develops wide-neck PET containers for food products

GERMANY - KHS, a leading supplier of filling and packaging systems for carbonated and still water in PET has launched a new wide-neck PET container even as the demand for light-weight plastics continues to grow. The new PET was realised from a further development of the InnoPET Blomax stretch blow moulder to offer faster, more…

World Centric unveils 100% plant-based, compostable pizza box

USA - World Centric, maker of certified compostable products has unveiled a new, full circle pizza box, 'PizzaRound™', a certified compostable pizza container that delivers operational, environmental and customer benefits. According to the company, the box reduces packaging waste labor, space, grease and sogginess as opposed to traditional cardboard pizza boxes. It is made from…

EU launches Knowledge Centre to combat food fraud and enhance quality

EUROPE - The European Commission has launched a Knowledge Centre for food fraud and quality in Strasbourg, stepping up fight against fraudulent practices concerning food in the European Union. According to FoodingredientsFirst, this centre was established with an aim to boost the quality of foodstuff and address concerns about food fraud which are said to…

UK public tax consultation to introduce tax on single-use plastics

UK - In a bid to tackle plastic pollution, UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond has launched a public consultation on single-use plastics tax in the middle of an outrage to tackle the impact of plastic pollution on the environment. At the same time, he unveiled a US$24.73 million innovation fund for businesses and universities to develop…

SIG and Amcor partner for responsible aluminium sourcing

SWITZERLAND - SIG Combibloc has entered into a partnership with Amcor, multinational packaging company in a commitment to source 100% of its direct materials from only certified sources. According to the company, this collaboration with the producer of flexible and rigid packaging seeks to ensure responsible aluminium sourcing steered towards the performance standard of the…

Aldi to remove single-use plastic bags, unveils plastics plan

UK - Aldi, the UK supermarket chain has pledged to remove single use US$0.062 plastic bags and use US$0.11 reusable bags made from plastic waste by the end of the year. In addition, the retail giant said that was planning to use recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging for all of its own-label products by 2022…

UK rejects the tax on disposable coffee ‘latte levy’

UK - The British government has rejected calls to impose the ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups, instead opting to reduce the use of single-use cups through voluntary initiatives. To reduce on Britain’s 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups a year and as a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) proposed a…

Mondi develops fully recyclable packaging material, BarrierPack Recyclable

AUSTRIA - Mondi plc, manufacturer of paper and packaging products has unveiled a fully-recyclable packaging material, BarrierPack Recyclable, a plastic laminate that could be used as a recyclable alternative for domestic and industrial applications. The new laminates are made for pre-made pouches and FFS roll stock to that enhances both efficiency and meet product barrier…