Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

UK’s aluminium packaging recycling rate increases to 72%

UK - The United Kingdom’s Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has said that the recycling rate of aluminium both in the British Isles and upon the European continent continues to make significant strides, achieving and surpassing goals that were set for the practice last year. According to Alupro, the recycling rate for aluminium drink cans…

India’s single-use plastics to be eliminated by 2022

INDIA - India will eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, a pledge that is the most ambitious yet of the global actions to combat plastic pollution that are taking place in 60 nations around the world. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has announced that the move aims to drastically stem the flow…

Multivac opens the first production facility in Eastern Europe

GERMANY - Multivac, one of the leading providers worldwide of packaging solutions has inaugurated a new production plant in Bulgaria, the first in the Eastern Europe. According to the company, the facility includes a state-of-the-art warehouse and logistics centre, a training centre and an administration building. In addition to the Bulgarian sales and service company…

Carrefour commits to 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging

FRANCE – Carrefour, a French multinational retailer, has announced its plan to commit to 100% recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging by 2025, making it the first French retailer to commit to sustainability changes in the retail industry. According to the company, it plans to reinvent packaging by moving away from disposable packaging in favour of…

AFMASS Eastern Africa Edition records 44% growth, stakeholders impressed with outcome

KENYA- The 2018 of AFMASS Eastern Africa edition has been hailed as a milestone event by attendees, sponsors and exhibitors who participated at the event held in Nairobi, Kenya on the last week of April 2018. The event was held on April 25-27, 2018 at the Nairobi Convention & Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The event recorded a 44% increase…

Tetra Pak says plastic straws are vital and should not be banned

SWITZERLAND –Food packaging giant Tetra Pak has said plastic straws serve a "vital" function in cartons and should not be banned. Plastic straws can be recycled together with used cartons if they are pushed back into the box, the company said. Tetra Pak is developing a paper straw but it said it would still "be…

Rhodes Food Group to invest US$80.56m over 3 years

SOUTH AFRICA - The South African food producer Rhodes Food Group has committed to invest more than US$80.56 million over the next three years to expand its capacity and enhance production efficiencies. In a bid to maintain momentum in sub-Saharan Africa, the group said it will increase brand shares and extract benefits from recent acquisitions…

UK to ban plastic straws, stirrers, buds in war against plastic pollution

UK - The UK government through Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, plastic drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in fresh war against plastic pollution. The announcement came before the Prime Minister met the Commonwealth leaders in London with an intention for them to sign-up the…