Packaging materials

Glass manufacturers are focusing on recycling over green production (Photo credit: I-O)

Glass firms eye major recycling boost

By Paul Gander

Market forces are incentivising glass manufacturers to prioritise recycling rates over greener glass production, an industry body has claimed.

Quinn's new Detecta range has already generated major interest from retailers

Retailers adopt new recyclable black PET

By James Ridler

A new black polyethylene terephthalate (PET) food tray that is able to be picked up by recycling equipment will soon to be adopted by UK retailers, according to Ireland-based creator Quinn Packaging.

Veolia has defended delays in the Government's Resources and Waste Strategy

Veolia stands by strategy on waste delay

By Paul Gander

Waste management firm Veolia has defended expected delays in the implementation of the Government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) for England, despite the pressure on users of plastics packaging, in particular, to demonstrate sustainability to...

Vegan diets and climate change will be key drivers for innovation in food and drink manufacturing

Big food brands slow to innovate

By James Ridler

Food and drink brands are failing to cater to changing consumer preferences for plant-based products and less packaging, according to an environmental pressure group.

A more cohesive approach to food and packaging waste is need, said Clothier

Business leaders' forum

Wyke Farms boss calls for packaging collection reform

By James Ridler

The Government needs to rethink the way food and packaging waste is collected and recycled to prevent confusion among businesses and consumers, according to Wyke Farms managing director Richard Clothier.

Sleaford Quality Foods has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022

Sleaford Quality Foods announces sustainability pledge

By James Ridler

Ingredients supplier Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year at last year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022.

A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

Tata Steel are gearing up for a number of launches this year

Banging the can for innovative designs

By Paul Gander

New structural designs that stand out on shelves and aid convenience are at the forefront of a wave of innovation in metal packaging, in a market traditionally dominated by high-volume, commoditised food cans.

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Packaging Machinery Report

Food manufacturers investing in new equipment and in a given specification of packaging materials will naturally expect both to be fit-for-purpose and...