The Reusable Packaging Association announces the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program: The Kroger Company with reusable packaging supplier Polymer Logistics for a palletizing solution.
With increasing concerns about food safety and the environment, there are pros and cons to using plastic packaging for fresh foods. Add to that, consumer demand for convenience, and the question becomes even more complicated. A recent study revealed that about one-third of shoppers prefer to buy their fresh foods in plastics containers.
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance recently released a new life cycle assessment of packaging for eight common produce commodities, which shows neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers have an advantage in all environmental impact categories.
The Food & Beverage Innovation Forum 2019 (FBIF2019), was held in Hangzhou International Expo Center in China on April 23, 2019. The forum, themed as “Gaining New Momentum from Open Innovation,” focused on the new format in the food industry. More than 120 global speakers and 4,000+ decision-makers from 700+ leading companies were in attendance.
Digital print technology does not need a separate plate for each print run — unlike offset and flexo printing. Instead, all colors are printed in a single pass. Not having to constantly replace plates is a big cost and time saver.
As part of its local community support program, Proseal has donated £2 million, to be shared equally between the building of the Christie Cancer Centre at Macclesfield General Hospital and East Cheshire Hospice in the U.K.
Bio-Peel, a new material unveiled by a Brunel University London student, blends waste orange peels with a mixture of other biodegradable products to create a new packaging material that’s strong, malleable and environmentally friendly.
Which Produce Container System is Better for the Environment?
June 1, 2019
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) has released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact from extraction of raw materials to end-of-life for corrugated containers and reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for transport and display of fresh produce.
The September issue of Packaging Strategies is the PACK EXPO Show issue, and offers articles on IIoT, pneumatic systems on a stretch wrapper, sanitary machine design, gender neutral branding, dairy food trends and more!