Guinness Nigeria commits to sustainability through waste management

NIGERIA - Guinness Nigeria Plc has beefed up its commitment to waste management through a partnership with Wecyclers, an enterprise that promotes environmental sustainability, socioeconomic development, and community health, reports Vanguard. The partnership delivers on the company’s 4R waste management strategy covering Reduction, Reuse, Recovery and Recycle. It also addresses global concerns on the impact…

Commonwealth countries pledge to eliminate single-use plastic for sustainability

UK - Countries from across the Commonwealth have pledged to eliminate avoidable single use plastic in an ambitious bid to clean up the world’s oceans. According to UK Whales Org, other countries like New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have become the latest nations to join the UK and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance – an…

Bio Foods debuts packaging with less impact, starts package take back program

KENYA  – Kenyan specialty dairy company Bio Food Products has introduced new packaging for its range of long life products, which it says have less environmental impact. The new Bio Fresh Milk bottles are made using 30% less polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. The company has also launched a new 2-litre Bio Fresh Milk bottle, which…

Sainsbury’s to introduce touch-free packaging for its meat

UK - Sainsbury’s, one of the largest supermarket chains in the UK has revealed plans to introduce touch free meat packaging, that allows customers who fear touching raw meat to cook them without directly touching the product. Their chicken products will be packaged in straight-to-pan plastic pouches, referred to as ‘doypacks’ within the industry to…

Plastic food packaging fails in tackling environmental food waste

EUROPE - Plastic food packaging has failed to reduce food waste, but rather seems to be compounding the food waste problem in Europe, where packaging and waste has doubled between 2004 and 2014. In a new study published by NGOs Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe, food waste doubled to an estimated…

2 Sisters Group commits to make 90% of all its plastics recyclable by 2020

UK - 2 Sisters Group has announced a commitment to make 90% of all its plastic components in their brands by 2020, enhancing sustainability centred at the environment, people, economic success and sustainable raw material sourcing. The group is leading the food processing sector by using less and recycling more plastic to reduce plastic waste…

Packaging manufacturer Schur Flexibles appoints new CEO

AUSTRALIA - Schur Flexibles Group, one of the leading providers of flexible packaging solutions in Austria and Europe has appointed Thorsten Kühn as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment came after serving as the vice-president of the company’s European PET business and as the regional head of the company’s Asia division while at the…

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…