Food Service Packaging News

CBX Spoon from Cardbox Packaging wins at OBAL ROKU 2020
Cardbox Packaging
Cardbox Packaging is introducing the CBX Spoon, which recently received an award at the Czech national packaging competition OBAL ROKU 2020 in the category of Food Packaging. and we are happy to share the news with you. Their cardboard spoon is fully recyclable, and thus helps to reduce the worldwide use of plastics. It is the alternative solution to disposable plastic cutlery being banned in EU from 2021-2022.
Aptar Launches InvisiShield Active Packaging Solution for Pathogen Mitigation
Aptar's InvisiShield solution is activated within sealed packages to safely and effectively release a specially formulated amount of an anti-pathogenic agent into the fresh cut produce’s packaging environment that is undetectable to the consumer and dissipates from the package within 24-48 hours of activation. This mechanism significantly reduces pathogens and reduces cross-contamination within the sealed package.
Helping to feed the Nation during COVID-19
Robinson Packaging

A message from CEO Helene Roberts about how Robinson's collaboration is essential. Robinson-produced soup and sauce pots, bowls, and ready meal containers play a vital role in keeping us all fed during this troubled time. Our UK and Polish plastics businesses are considered as Key Industries within the Food and Drink sector, critical for ensuring that our nations have access to food and people are being fed.

Georgia-Pacific to expand operations
Georgia-Pacific has announced that it will make an investment of more than $145 million at its Darlington, South Carolina, Dixie plant that will expand plate and bowl making operations. This investment is based on customer and consumer demand for these well-known household products.
Ball Corporation to build new aluminum cups manufacturing plant in Georgia
Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation has announced that it will begin construction on its first dedicated aluminum cups manufacturing facility to serve the growing demand for innovative, sustainable beverage packaging for U.S. customers and consumers. The new aluminum cups manufacturing facility will be adjacent to Ball's existing aluminum beverage can manufacturing plant in Rome, Georgia.

Trays have clear sustainability benefits for Quorn
RPC Bebo
Trays from Bebo, a Berry Global company, are playing a key role in supporting Quorn Foods’ widely-publicised and highly-successful move to eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain. In addition to the change in material, Bebo has also worked on the further lightweighting of the trays.
Biopac expands product range as it joins forces with BioPak Pty

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.

Tetra Pak becomes first carton packaging company to launch paper straws in Europe
Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has announced that customers have started field testing its paper straws for beverage products in Europe. The move means Tetra Pak is the first carton packaging company to provide such straws for beverage cartons in the region. Made from FSC certified paper and recyclable with the rest of the package, the new paper straw will be available initially for two small size carton packages commonly used for dairy and beverage products for children.

BillerudKorsnäs and The Paper Straw Co to launch the first U-Bend paper straw
Together with the Paper Straw Co, BillerudKorsnäs has developed the first functional 180° U-Bend straw, made out of paper. The straw is made to be used for individual drink cartons such as juice, milk and water. The straw based on materials from sustainably sourced forests is also biodegradable, resulting in a positive impact on pollution and littering compared to plastic straws.
New fiber-based ready meal trays from Huhtamaki to replace black plastic for Waitrose & Partners
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.
Not just condiments - Grocery delivery expands packaging for perishables

Indeed, if we look to the restaurant industry, we can see that natural packaging seems to be the next big thing. Whether that means making containers out of compostable materials like cornstarch, wood, or bamboo ? or even just focusing on easily recycled components ? it’s safe to say that the usage of Styrofoam and cellophane is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Nestlé accelerates action to tackle plastic waste
Nestlé has laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.
The Unboxing Experience: How Premium Packaging Can Boost Your Brand
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.