Polypropylene is a plastic that’s widely used in food and non-food applications. It boasts of low carbon footprint compared to other types, and is versatile, affordable and safe. Although utilising this product is already contributing to worldwide sustainability efforts, there’s still a push to do more from companies. Berry Global has joined the Prolypropylene Recycling Coalition of the Recycling Partnership in a campaign to improve the overall recycling infrastructure in the U.S. They are … [Read more...] about Berry Global commits to growing polypropylene recycling infrastructure in the U.S.
One innovation that has been introduced in the food and beverage industry involves returnable PET containers. However, this segment is still considered niche, with not a lot of companies considering this type of packaging for their products. In order to raise awareness and inform key stakeholders, Krones and Alpla have begun research on the viability of returnable PET containers. Specifically, they are looking into its potential in becoming a sustainable alternative to holding specialised … [Read more...] about Krones and Alpla study potential of returnable PET containers
With sustainability and saving the environment as still the top priorities in the packaging industry, many nations are coordinating with local companies to make this happen. One such country that has kicked off a closed loop packaging system within their locality is Ireland, through the efforts of Waddington Europe. This thermoforming packaging company has partnered with Shabra to buy local food-grade recycled PET (rPET) and manufacture new products from these. rPET is sourced from tubs, … [Read more...] about Waddington jumpstarts local closed loop packaging in Ireland