Packaging

The commitments are part of Coca-Cola’s ‘world without waste’ global vision

Coca-Cola makes plastic recycling commitments

By Noli Dinkovski

The Coca-Cola Company has made two investment pledges in technology that is aiming to make polyethylene terephthalate (PET) waste easier to recycle, as part of its commitment make at least 50% of all its bottles from recycled materials by 2030.

Petrow has installed a new line to improve flexabilty

Flexible filling of nut butters

By Paul Gander

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has streamlined its peanut-free nut-butter filling capability after installing a line customised for flexibility, featuring automated pick-and-place tray-packing for jars.

Ball Corporation has debuted a new printing system for cans

Ball develops innovative can inks

By Paul Gander

Innovative new options in beverage can decoration were showcased by Ball Corporation at the BrauBeviale show in Germany last month.

Pladis is the latest company to join the UK Plastics Pact

Pladis pledges to plastics packaging scheme

By James Ridler

McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner Pladis has pledged to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as part of a range of sustainability measures to reduce its environmental impact.

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to eliminate their use of ‘mixed plastics’

UK recycling faces ‘mixed plastics’ challenge

By Paul Gander

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to optimise their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) streams and eliminate their use of ‘mixed plastics’ to enable better recycling recovery rates.

CCEP is to use recycled plastic from Loop Industries

CCEP partners with recycled plastic supplier

By James Ridler

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to purchase 100% recycled plastics from supplier Loop Industries, in an effort to make its supply chain more sustainable.

Trinity College Dublin’s new system accurately checks the modified atmosphere gas mix inside any sort of gas-flushed pack

News in brief

Inline and offline MAP gas checks

By Paul Gander

A system for accurately checking the modified atmosphere gas mix inside any sort of gas-flushed pack, both inline immediately after sealing or offline at a later stage in the supply chain, has been pioneered by researchers at Trinity College Dublin....

Freshline Aroma's new modified atmosphere packaging system to offer 'sensory benefits' for manufacturers

Air Products scents new opportunity for MAP

By Paul Gander

An aromatic modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) system that could potentially offer food processors more than just sensory benefits has entered the market.

Attitudes to rPET have changes since 2016

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Renewed focus for recycled PET

By Paul Gander

Attitudes among retailers and brand-owners towards the use of recycled plastics, and particularly recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), have shifted significantly since the troubled times for plastics recycling back in 2016, an energy and renewables...

WRAP has launched a roadmap to help achieve its UK Plastic Pact targets

WRAP launches Plastics Pact roadmap

By James Ridler

Targets and deadlines for efficient plastic packaging use have been launched by The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) for members of the UK Plastics Pact.

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