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…

AB InBev sets 2025 sustainability goals, sets up an innovators’ platform

BELGIUM - AB InBev, the Belgian transnational beverage and brewing company and the world’s largest brewer, has launched renewed sustainability goals with a focus on smart agriculture, water stewardship, packaging, and climate action. In the revised goals, the company targets says that by 2025, it will aim for the adoption of 100% of its packaging to…

McDonald’s sets goal to reduce carbon emissions by 36% by 2030

USA - McDonald, the American fast food company, has announced plans to reduce its greenhouse emissions from its restaurants and offices by 36% in a new 2030 sustainability plan. In addition, the company stated that it is looking forward to reduce emissions produced in its supply chain by 31%, with a long-term objective to cut…

Ocean plastic predicted to triple within a decade – UK Govt report

WORLD - Without intervention soon, the amount of plastic littering the world's oceans is expected to triple within a decade, a new UK government report warns. The "Foresight Future of the Sea" report from the UK Government Office for Science said our oceans have seen "unprecedented change as a result of direct human activity and…

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…

Unilever PG Tips switches to 100% renewable and biodegradable tea bags

UK – Unilever PG Tips, one of one of the U.K.'s most iconic tea brands, has switched to producing 100% fully renewable biodegradable tea bags made with new plant-based material. According to the company, this is the latest step in its journey to improve the impact of products on the environment by moving to fully…

Heineken opens its ‘greenest’ brewery in Mexico

MEXICO – Leading brewing company Heineken has opened a new brewery in Mexico that it says will be the most water efficient in the World, with unique circular economy principles that drive its sustainability agenda. Made using the latest technology, the brewery is constructed following circular economy principles, focusing on renewable energy and efficient water…

Researchers prove microplastics can move up marine food chain for the first time

UK - Microplastics, a widespread pollutant, has been shown to transfer up the food chain from fish to top marine predators for the first time, further risking the exposure of man-made chemicals to animals and - in the long run - us. After analysing the digestive system of seals and mackerel, researchers from the University…

Dunkin’ Donuts to eliminate foam cups packaging by 2020

USA – Leading coffee and sweet goods retailer Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that it will eliminate all polystyrene foam cups from its global supply chain by 2020 as part of its sustainability commitments, eliminating up to 1 billion of such packs a year. The company, will commence the replacement initiative in its key US home…