Gerber, the early childhood nutrition leader, has partnered with international recycling company TerraCycle® to help give hard-to-recycle baby food packaging a new life. The two companies share values around eliminating waste and support the recovery of hard-to-recycle baby food packaging on a national scale.
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has announced Tim Boven as the new recycling commercial director for Latin America and North America and Carsten Larsen as recycling commercial director for EMEA & APAC.
New extended shelf life (ESL) and food waste prevention methods in fresh meat and seafood packaging have consumers craving more. This is noticeable by the global market’s strong rise over the last few years, thanks to increased shelf life of meat products.
The latest contender for plastic packaging replacement could be Durapulp fiber, which is used to create biodegradable packaging to replace the black plastic trays often used in ready meals and raw beef products, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
BillerudKorsnäs is encouraging action against ocean litter in a series of U.S. events, in theme with this year's World Oceans Day earlier this month. The Swedish company has a mission to challenge conventional packaging and bring more sustainable practices to the industry.
The sustainability movement grew up and out of smaller companies that prioritized environmental responsibility in catering to niche consumer preferences. Now, sustainability features prominently in the brand promises and cost saving strategies made by food manufacturers of all sizes. So, how does a budding food manufacturer looking to scale up from a retail or small production operation begin to tackle sustainability? Three packaging professionals provide their advice for an environmentally responsible scale-up strategy.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!