The amount of plastic waste produced worldwide every year is still at an alarming number, reaching about 300 million metric tons. What’s even more alarming is that 9% is recycled, and 79% ending up at landfills and dumpsites, greatly contributing to soil pollution. As a result, organisations all over the world are launching campaigns to help curb pollution and environmental damage caused by plastics. The European Commission released a new directive on single-use plastics, while the U.S. has … [Read more...] about Foopak Bio Natura’s paper products certified plastic-free
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