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Most plastic food packaging is unrecyclable

Most plastic food packaging is unrecyclable
Tue, 02/10/18 - 11:00
By Warren Beaumont


On July 24, 2018, non-governmental organization ClientEarth published a report called Risk unwrapped: Plastic pollution as a material business risk and said that companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste. And the UK Lo
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From crab shells and tree fiber to flexible plastic packaging

From crab shells and tree fiber to flexible plastic packaging
Fri, 28/09/18 - 14:00
By Warren Beaumont


A sustainable, flexible packaging wrap that is comprised of cellulose nanocrystals from wood pulp and chitin nanofibers found in the discarded shells of crabs and shrimp, developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US, could replace petroleum-based materials u
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Smart Packaging's opportunities in fast growing online grocery

Smart Packaging's opportunities in fast growing online grocery
Mon, 20/08/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Smart packaging technologies based on unique digital codes will take both online and off-line grocery in exciting new directions during the next few years, said the Tetra Pak Index 2018, launched in July. And with more consumers buying products via e-commerce such as beve
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Environmental sustainability, human health concerns for packaging

Environmental sustainability, human health concerns for packaging
Fri, 20/04/18 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


Three important announcements on packaging's environmental sustainability and the impact of food contact materials on consumer health in Europe were made this past spring with Euractiv hosting a workshop on the topic of 'Safe and circular: Making food contact material wor
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Five global packaging trends for 2018

Five global packaging trends for 2018
Thu, 25/01/18 - 09:05
By O.W.N News Network


Leading market intelligence agency Mintel announced in December the five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year, where Mintel's experts define the challenges and opportunities that will affect manufacturers, brands, and retailers in packag
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nOx®: A sustainable Packaging Revolution

nOx®: A sustainable Packaging Revolution
Thu, 25/01/18 - 09:00
By Adriana Michael


As the world continues to progress sustainable solutions for tomorrow, a revolutionary product is right around the corner yet again! Panam France-nOx, a subsidiary of the Poujaud Group, is introducing the big bag nOx®. This is an innovative, patented and cost-effectiv
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Credobags: A smart solution

Credobags: A smart solution
Thu, 25/01/18 - 08:56
By Adriana Michael


Credobags, a Canadian firm based in Montreal, is celebrating its 10th-anniversary selling reusable bags made with natural fibers. “The company concentrates on the food trade – grocery stores – eco stores – about 70% brick and mortar 30% e-commerce,
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A step closer to zero waste

A step closer to zero waste
Wed, 15/11/17 - 07:30
By Warren Beaumont


Numi launched completely compostable tea bag wraps Going 'Beyond Organic' and providing truly sustainable, recyclable, biodegradable and compostable packaging with low environmental impact is becoming an important achievement for companies selling certified organic food
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SunOpta exits flexible re-sealable pouch products

SunOpta exits flexible re-sealable pouch products
Mon, 21/08/17 - 10:15
By O.W.N News Network


Major Vancouver, Canada based organic and natural/non-GMO foods manufacturer SunOpta pulled a major surprise in mid-2017 when it announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell equipment used in the production of flexible, re-sealable pouches from its Allentown, PA
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US study found toxic chemicals in fast food packaging

US study found toxic chemicals in fast food packaging
Thu, 02/03/17 - 06:59
By O.W.N News Network


One-third of fast food packaging contains chemicals known as PFASsA new US study released in February based on nationwide tests shows that many fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags, and boxes coated with highly fluorinated chemicals linked to an increased risk o
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