Stora Enso and Sulapac are launching a renewable and biodegradable straw to combat the global problem of plastic waste. The straw has strong usability and works just like a traditional straw. The new straws are available to brands and consumers looking for more eco-friendly solutions.
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Sustainability is a huge focus in the Pelliconi group. Marco Checchi, our CEO, absolutely wants us to respect the environment in every way possible and I think this is great. And this is also greater for a big company like Pelliconi: this kind of approach shows its huge effects both in short and long terms.
Biopac UK Ltd is joining forces with Australia’s leading providers of eco-friendly food packaging, BioPak Pty. Both companies were acquired by Duni AB last year, with the vision to bring the best of all companies to the UK, allowing all companies to work towards their shared goal of preserving and protecting the environment for current and future generations.
Waitrose & Partners launches its Italian ready meal range in the new fiber-based tray suited for both microwave and regular ovens. The new trays, called Fresh, are manufactured by the global food packaging specialist Huhtamaki, packed at Saladworks and the fiber used as the base material comes from the Swedish forest company Södra. The trays can be recycled, and they are also certified for home composting.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches CelluStraw, a new fiber-based solution for drinking paper straws, enabling the food industry to provide consumers an alternative to single-use plastic straws
As retail continues to shift from physical stores to digital, the unboxing experience in consumers’ homes is replacing the store experience. Over the years, the retail store experience has become a science which includes branding, placement, merchandising, personalized service, music and even scent. But many retailers have failed to replicate that euphoric in-store experience with home delivery, potentially putting customer lifetime value at risk.
Aegg MD, Jamie Gorman, was recently asked for his comments in an industry debate on rigid plastics by leading packaging title ‘Packaging News’.
WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, has announced that its prototype of a recyclable fiber-based cup for hot and cold applications was named one of 12 winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge.
With growing concern about the environmental impact of plastic straws, the food and beverage industry urgently needs an alternative solution. SIG’s new paper straw offers such a solution.
RPC Tedeco-Gizeh, the UK’s sole manufacturer of plastic vending cups, is launching a unique initiative to help customers recycle their used cups into valuable second life products. The company is working with its sister business from the RPC Group, RPC bpi recycled products, so that vending suppliers and operators who collect their own used cups can deliver them to the RPC bpi facility in Dumfries. There they will be reprocessed and blended with other recycled polymers for use in the manufacture of RPC bpi’s market-leading Plaswood.