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The STOPP Project to Produce Strategies for Food Plastic Packaging Circularity

STOPP, an initiative co-funded by SIRE and the European Union (within the framework of the research and innovation programme Horizon Europe) to promote sustainable food p...

AIMPLAS to Upcycle Plant Waste through Clean, Solvent-free Mechanochemical Techniques

The management and treatment of lignocellulosic waste, i.e. plant waste from agriculture and forestry, is a major issue due to the large volume generated in the agri-food...

UK: Marks & Spencer Changes Sandwich Packaging in all Cafes this Month

Marks & Spencer has introduced new recyclable paper packaging across its range of sandwiches and toasties available in all M&S Cafés across the UK. From this m...

Coca‑Cola Trialing ‘Label-Less’ Packaging

Coca‑Cola has temporarily removed labels from Sprite and Sprite Zero on-the-go bottles in a limited trial of ‘label-less’ packaging in the UK. The pilot sees labels te...

Study Looks Into Byproduct Chemicals in Packaging

A study from Iowa State University researchers explored the risks posed by non-intentionally added substances in recycled polyolefin materials used in food contact packag...

Genpak Launches New Packaging Line with ‘No Added PFAS’

Food service packaging manufacturer Genpak has unveiled its moulded fibre packaging line without intentionally added PFAS. In a sustainable step, Genpak, a food service ...

JDE Peet’s Introduces Recyclable Coffee Packaging in UK and Ireland

JDE Peet’s is rolling out its new home-recyclable paper refill packs for instant coffee in the UK and Ireland this month. The company, which includes coffee brands Kenco,...

Consumer Confusion Still Hindering Recycling

A new survey of 2,000 European consumers reveals persistent confusion around recycling food packaging, despite sustainability efforts by brands. The InformPack project is...

New Technology For Universities to Eliminate Packaging Waste

A new technology solution to eliminate single-use packaging waste launched this fall at Simon Fraser University (SFU), following a successful pilot last year that saw 125...

EU: Parliament Adopts Revised Rules to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Packaging

The European Parliament adopted its position Wednesday (22 November) on legislation to reduce packaging waste, weakening some key measures on the table following a tense ...