Plastic Pollution: Are Food Companies ‘Behind The Curve’?

The plastics problem has reached crisis point. The powerful imagery of marine wildlife entangled in plastic waste is just the tip of the iceberg. Microplastics have been found deep in the oceans, in arctic snow, Antarctic ice, shellfish, salt and beer. Research on the potential health hazards lurking in everyday…

Aldi To Eliminate Plastic Packaging For Meat

From early September, Aldi will be replacing its plastic packaging for its meat products with cardboard trays across 380 stores in UK. The cardboard trays are recyclable and are sourced from sustainably-managed forests. Although the clear, flexible plastic film will still be required for this new packaging, Aldi claims that…

Global Packaging Trends For 2019 And Beyond

Mintel has announced four trends impacting the global packaging industry in 2019 and beyond. The report can be accessed  here. Connected Packaging: Multiple technologies are enabling brands to connect physical packaging to the virtual world. Closing the Loop: Brands have an opportunity to differentiate and ride consumer awareness of recycling issues.…

Going Plastic-Free In A World Of Sustainable Food Packaging

Following news that a Dutch supermarket has opened the world’s first plastic-free food aisle, Robert Glass, ABB’s global food and beverage communications manager, explores the alternatives to plastic food packaging. While there has been extensive talk about the environmental considerations of food manufacturing and packaging in the last 20 years,…
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