Developing Sustainable Packaging in the Food and Beverage Industry

U.S. Green Technology

Sustainable packaging is and will continue to be a pressing issue in today’s society. There are concerns regarding the packaging industry’s processes — using fossil fuel resources is unsustainable and more companies are looking into viable alternatives.

Manufacturers make PFAS-free food packaging recipe available to all

GreenBiz

Manufacturers Zume and Solenis want to encourage others to eliminate the PFAS from food packaging

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Stores are essential for the Loop reusable packaging program

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Circular Packaging packagingGetting empty containers back to TerraCycle for processing takes weeks, if not months, in the current online commerce model.

The world has a packaging problem — a new tool gives companies the ability to fix it

GreenBiz

The Understanding Packaging Scorecard is a first-of-its kind tool that measures commonly used foodware and food packaging materials with a single yardstick

How small businesses can help tackle the e-commerce packaging crisis from the ground up

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Addressing the e-commerce packaging crisis with greener alternative materials

DS Smith explores seaweed as alternative packaging material

GreenBiz

The European seaweed industry expected to be worth around 8 billion pounds in the next 10 years, according to the packaging company

Advantages of using add-ons in retail packaging

U.S. Green Technology

There are different types of add-ons that packaging manufacturers use in the boxes according to the requirements of the businesses. The post Advantages of using add-ons in retail packaging appeared first on U.S. Green Business, Green Business News retail packaging

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Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business

GreenBiz

Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business. Until the 1980s, glass or cotton bags were the go-to packaging materials for many products, such as milk and flour. In 2018, 40 percent of the 360 million tonnes of plastics produced globally were converted to packaging.

Loop adds in-store pickup and dropoff for reusable packaging

GreenBiz

After two years of running mostly online, the company is partnering with retail and fast food companies for an in-person experience

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm 

GreenBiz

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm . Petersburg, Florida, a manufacturing giant is strategizing on design, development and packaging services for the likes of Apple, Cisco Systems and HP Inc. Design & Packaging. Circular Packaging.

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021

GreenBiz

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021. For companies with sustainable packaging goals, 2025 is fast approaching. That’s the year when many have pledged to become zero waste, or to use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging. Design & Packaging.

Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19

GreenBiz

Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19. Reusable packaging is faced with proving its trustworthiness alongside disposables in a world that is standing six feet apart in the grocery aisle. Disposable packages are painted as sterile, while durables are tainted with suspicion.

Climate considerations: Aligning packaging and carbon commitments

GreenBiz

Climate considerations: Aligning packaging and carbon commitments. How can circular packaging solutions align with and advance carbon reduction goals, and how should companies balance these commitments?

Episode 198: About those SDGs, Kashi chats up Dow's packaging design studio

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Circular Packaging Podcast Sustainable Development Goals / SDGsPlus, how technology can be a tool for sustainability innovation.

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19

GreenBiz

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19. During our conversation, we also discussed Ellis’ long-term CSR priorities, the company’s packaging goals and its partnership with Loop. Deonna Anderson. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:45.

Reusable Packaging: Scaling Past a Pandemic

GreenBiz

Reusable Packaging: Scaling Past a Pandemic. How can companies shift to reusable packaging models while dissuading concerns for safety and contamination?

Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging, so we made a list

GreenBiz

Advanced Materials Chemicals & Toxics Design & PackagingEnvironmental NGO EDF has identified toxic chemicals of concern that must be addressed to ensure health and safety.

UK supermarket launches reusable packaging initiative

Envirotec Magazine

Tesco has launched a new system that allows its customers to buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable and durable packaging.

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train

GreenBiz

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train. With new federal bills up for review and debate, and packaging being a bull’s eye, the status of packaging and recycling policy is in flux. We do not want to see this packaging released into nature.

Unpacking Packaging: The Nuances of Material Health

GreenBiz

Unpacking Packaging: The Nuances of Material Health. How can businesses balance material health, regulatory compliance and public perception when selecting packaging materials? Nina Goodrich, Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

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A People’s Transportation Package

Front And Centered

Last year the House and the Senate each proposed massive, multi-year packages that failed to pass and failed even harder at closing the justice deficit in our transportation system. The post A People’s Transportation Package appeared first on Front and Centered. Here we go again.

Plastic, paper or glass? What companies need to know about chemicals lurking in food packaging

EDF + Business

Now, more shoppers are becoming aware of another concern: Chemicals in food packaging that are winding up in our bodies. There’s a large and growing body of evidence around the prevalence of toxic chemicals in food packaging and the impact they’re having on human health.

How Keurig Dr Pepper is increasing its packaging recyclability

GreenBiz

How Keurig Dr Pepper is increasing its packaging recyclability. One of the goals of the platform was to convert all packaging to recyclable or compostable formats by 2025, while increasing the use of recycled content. . In 2019, Keurig Dr Pepper launched its Drink Well. Do Good.

Biodegradable mushroom packaging makes Seedlip gifts special

Inhabitat - Innovation

In an effort to help reduce food packaging waste, non-alcoholic spirit company Seedlip is introducing a Mycelium Gift Pack wrapped in biodegradable mushroom packaging. Mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, creates a durable and sustainable packaging alternative for the upcoming holiday season

Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals

GreenBiz

Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals. The initiatives are related to P&G's current sustainability goals introduced in 2018, Ambition 2030, which include a commitment to make its packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2030. . Design & Packaging. Packaging.

Reasons Why More Brands Are Moving Towards Sustainable Packaging

The Environmental Blog

Many people want to do their bit for the environment, and a lot of brands are getting on board with the idea too, especially in regard to the packaging they choose to use.

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal

GreenBiz

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal. Etsy also plans to address the second largest contributor to its footprint, packaging, which it started measuring in 2020, Mozen said. . She said Etsy is also interested in digging into the circular packaging space.

Boost your morning with mushroom coffee in sustainable packaging

Inhabitat - Innovation

Looking for some mushroom coffee with the added bonus of sustainable packaging? The single-serve Mushroom Cups coffee is exactly what you need. Learn more

Sustainable Food and Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

Green Business Bureau

Conventional food production of the modern day, along with packaging and distribution, has been tied to environmental, societal and financial burdens in different parts of the world. Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Best Practices. Avoid packaging made from multiple materials.

Eco-friendly Boxes for Packaging and Shipping

Green Business Bureau

If you’re a committed green business looking for eco-friendly ways to package your product, then you’ll be delighted to know the market is growing with boxing and shipping options that are reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, and made from recycled material. Green Packaging Group.

The pandemic is changing the dialogue about reusable packaging

GreenBiz

Latent distrust about safety won't disappear on its own, so advocates must prepare to double down on discussing the virtues of reusable bags, cups or containers. Circular Economy COVID-19 In the Loop Plastic

Not just biofuels: Algae's next wave

GreenBiz

Applications in packaging and other products are beginning to gain momentum. Circular Economy Biomaterials Circular Packaging In the Loop Innovation packaging

Electric package trucks are (almost) ready for delivery

GreenBiz

Local delivery fleets are ideal for electrification given their predictable routes and significant dwell times at the depot. electric trucks Shipping & Logistics Transportation & Mobility

Loop adds in-store pickup and dropoff for reusable packaging service

GreenBiz

After two years of running mostly online, the company is partnering with retail and fast food companies for an in-person experience

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Are businesses ready for the plastic packaging tax?

Envirotec Magazine

With less than a year to go until the Plastic Packaging Tax is introduced in the UK, a study by Veolia appears to show that 83% of businesses asked were NOT aware of the tax. 84% of businesses we spoke to agreed and support the incremental increase to the Plastic Packaging Tax.

Student Holly Grounds creates edible instant noodle packaging

Inhabitat - Innovation

One college student is rethinking instant noodle packaging Ramen is a college staple, but oodles of noodles can leave behind a trail of waste.

Mono-material packaging: A recycler’s wish

Eco-Business

Recycling closes the loop for a circular economy, but the more complicated the packaging design, the lower the chance of it being recycled. Could mono-material packaging be the answer to this problem

Supporting Business in the Race to Create the World’s Most Sustainable Package

GreenBiz

Supporting Business in the Race to Create the World’s Most Sustainable Package. We’ve watched as retailers have made public commitments to remove products packaged in non-recyclable materials from their shelves and have seen governments implement policies to support the circular economy.

The world has a packaging problem — a new tool gives companies the ability to fix it

EDF + Business

billion tons of plastic had been generated globally as of 2017, almost half of which is single-use plastic packaging. For companies, growing attention and concerns about the environmental and health impacts of packaging can put their reputation on the line. Roughly 8.3

Sustainable Packaging Materials Used For Everyday Goods

Green Living Guy

Every year, people around the globe dispose millions’ tons of packaging materials. Traditionally, there are plenty of environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging materials out there. All of this disposed garbage influences pollution our environment.

Sustainable Food and Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

Green Business Bureau

Conventional food production of the modern day, along with packaging and distribution, has been tied to environmental, societal and financial burdens in different parts of the world. Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Best Practices. Avoid packaging made from multiple materials.

Initiative launches to help recycle cosmetics samples packaging

Envirotec Magazine

An apparent industry-first initiative aims to help beauty influencers and media recycle empty packaging and containers produced every month from beauty samples and cosmetic tester pots. The beauty industry alone produces more than 120 billion units of packaging globally (Zerowaste, 2020).

Not pulp fiction: Absolut, Coca-Cola and the paper bottle project

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Circular Packaging packaging PaperThe two brands are part of a ‘pioneer community’ that also includes Carlsberg and L’Oreal.