Nestlé UK’s chief executive Stefano Agostini has called for the UK plastics recycling infrastructure to be dramatically improved to help food and drink brand owners meet challenging new recycling targets.
Producers of bio-based packaging materials need to be careful not to over-claim their products and face the same public backlash as genetically-modified (GM) crops, the chair of the Committee on Climate Change has warned.
Ingredients supplier Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), named ambient manufacturer of the year at 2018’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, is to convert all its plastic packaging from black to white, as part of its sustainability pledge.
The launch of a plastics-containing pressed paperboard tray that can be gas-flushed as modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) has highlighted the high level of current research and development around composites and other barrier board options – and the recycling...
An inquiry into plastic packaging for food and drink is being launched by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, aiming to track progress on developing eco-friendly alternatives and how they perform.
Food industry uncertainties both around Brexit and the acceptability of different packaging materials are strengthening the position of co-packers, the boss of the trade body representing the sector has suggested.