Researchers from the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York are working with local food manufacturers in Yorkshire and Humberside to find ways of deriving useful materials from food waste.
Caught between brand owners demanding more recycled material in their packs and local authorities reluctant to invest in better collection and sorting, packaging businesses are looking to technology to improve recyclate quality and yields.
Meat processor Tulip has launched a packaging overhaul in an effort to slash waste and greenhouse gas emissions, signalling its commitment to the Waste & Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) Courtauld Commitment 3.
Denmark’s Carlsberg Group is creating a new model for supply chain co-operation on sustainability, with targets for achieving ‘cradle-to-cradle’ certified packaging in different materials every year for the next three years.
It will be easier to recycle cartons in future, thanks to the launch of a new product from Tetra Pak, which lets consumers detach plastic tops from carton sleeves, enabling them to be recycled separately