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Cepac to double size of packaging operation in Doncaster

    Cepac to double size of packaging operation in Doncaster

Packaging supplier Cepac are investing £1 million on expanding its site and digital operation in Doncaster, England. The project is due to begin in early 2017, following the installation of

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Food and packaging waste workshop for manufacturers in Scotland

    Food and packaging waste workshop for manufacturers in Scotland

Resource Efficient Scotland is running a free food and packaging waste workshop next week for manufacturers in Scotland. This  workshop has been specially designed to help food and drink businesses

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Sidel’s CSR rating places it among top 30% of companies

    Sidel’s CSR rating places it among top 30% of companies

The commitment that Sidel is making in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been independently evaluated, placing the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging in the

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NEW SIDEL PACKAGING SERVICES WILL HELP UNLOCK THE VALUE OF PET ACROSS SUPPLY CHAINS

Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, has announced the creation of new packaging development services to help beverage producers worldwide turn their supply chains into

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Sustainable Packaging with the Eclipse SL4

    Sustainable Packaging with the Eclipse SL4

Laila’s Fine Foods Ltd is a successful family run business, specialising in authentic, ready prepared meals for both the food service and retail markets. Laila’s started their 6 year relationship

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An environmentally-friendly production process

An important project will be completed in 2014: a new combined heat, power and cooling plant in partnership with E.On Awareness towards environment is one of Goglio characteristics, testified by

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Sidel creates new drinks bottling business unit

    Sidel creates new drinks bottling business unit

PET solutions provider Sidel has created a new business unit to serve drinks products producers globally. Split into six teams including maintenance, line improvement, training, spare parts and logistics, line

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Imagine a drying system with a proven efficiency of over 99%… Introducing OptiDry®, the latest innovation from packaging line engineering leader Gebo Cermex.

When it comes to high-quality, high-frequency packaging lines, the presence of just a few drops of moisture can have a dramatic impact on labelling quality, coding and vision inspection efficiency.

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P.E.T. Engineering Wins InnoBev Sustainability Award

    P.E.T. Engineering Wins InnoBev Sustainability Award

P.E.T. Engineering was awarded with the ‘Best light-weighting’ for the patented solution ‘swerve neck’ during the Global Beverage Sustainability Awards, at InnoBev 2013. The awards recognize the beverage industry’s best

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Carlsberg Joins With Suppliers to Eliminate Waste by Developing Next Generation of Packaging

    Carlsberg Joins With Suppliers to Eliminate Waste by Developing Next Generation of Packaging

Carlsberg and selected global suppliers have joined forces to rethink the design and production of packaging material, to develop the next generation of packaging products that are optimised for recycling

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Tyson Foods debuts the first 100 percent recyclable stand-up pouch

    Tyson Foods debuts the first 100 percent recyclable stand-up pouch

Package recyclability is a major driving factor affecting purchasing decisions by both product manufacturers and their customers. Not only does product packaging account for a significant space in landfills, but

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Packaging Innovations London – Packed to the Rafters

    Packaging Innovations London – Packed to the Rafters

Packaging Innovations London closed its doors Wednesday 2 October at 4pm, reporting record visitor and exhibitor numbers for the fourth year running, a trend that has continued since its launch

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EU Adapt Food Labeling Regulation for Products with Plant Sterol and Stanol Esters

    EU Adapt Food Labeling Regulation for Products with Plant Sterol and Stanol Esters

Adapted EU Food Labeling Regulation for Products with Plant Sterol and Stanol Esters On 25 July 2013 the European Commission (EC) adopted Commission Regulation (EU) No 718/2013(1) amending Regulation (EC)

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Sweden’s deposit return scheme motivates Scotland

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead is to look at the feasibility of a wider bottle deposit return scheme after watching it in action during his recent trip to Sweden Lochhead believes

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Pack giants unveil UK’s first carton recycling plant

Packaging heavyweights Sonoco Alcore, SIG Combibloc, Tetra Pak and Elopak have worked together to develop and open the UK’s first beverage carton recycling plant. Minister for Resource Management Lord de

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Smurfit Kappa sets out 2020 sustainability plan

    Smurfit Kappa sets out 2020 sustainability plan

Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has published its vision statement on sustainability. SKG has set out targets to strengthen its sustainable business practices under seven key building blocks including: Chain of

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Co-op to divert all food store waste from landfill

    Co-op to divert all food store waste from landfill

The Co-operative is aiming to stop 34,000 tonnes of rubbish going to landfill by recycling all food store waste from its food shops. Food waste will be sent to anaerobic

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Italy angered as UK blocks ban on plastic bags

    Italy angered as UK blocks ban on plastic bags

The Italian government has criticised Britain for preventing Brussels from introducing a law banning supermarket plastic bags, according to media reports. The ban was introduced in 2011 in shops across

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Novelis invests in evercan launch site

    Novelis invests in evercan launch site

Novelis has completed a £1.7m (US$2.5m) upgrade at an aluminium can recycling plant which will serve as a launch production site for the evercan aluminium beverage can body sheet. The

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BioBoard to increase the recyclability of packaging materials

Discarded protein-rich food by-products will be valorised to replace plastic coating for paper and board • BioBoard promotes the recyclability and reutilization of today’s discarded food waste • Around 50%

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Novelis evercan beverage can sheet sets new sustainability benchmark

Novelis has launched ‘evercan’, a new aluminium body sheet specifically designed for beverage cans, comprising a minimum of 90% recycled material. According to the US-based company – the global leader

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Beverage carton kerbside collection hits 50% ‘landmark’ in UK

The proportion of local authorities in the UK collecting beverage cartons at the kerbside for recycling has reached the “landmark” level of 50%, according to the Alliance for Beverage Cartons

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Sirane pledges packaging solutions on back of Courtauld launch

Sirane has said it is already working on projects to help Courtauld 3 become a reality and meet food waste

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Novelis unveils ‘high-recycled’ content aluminium for beverage cans

Novelis has produced a new high-recycled content aluminium sheet designed for the beverage can market. According to the aluminium rolling

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Chesapeake targets further green improvements in 2013

Carton specialist Chesapeake is set to press ahead with its environmental initiatives for 2013 after claiming success on its aims

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Trashed challenges world to change habits

The director of a new documentary on waste, Candida Brady, exclusively talks to Philip Chadwick on global challenges, the film’s

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Greenpeace releases spoof ad linking Coke litter to death of sea birds

Greenpeace has targeted Coca-Cola’s Australian distributor for its opposition to a container deposit recycling scheme with a graphic television commercial

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Excellence in Reusable Packaging award

The Reusable Packaging Assoc. is accepting submissions for its second annual Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award. The award is designed

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Ethical Minded Consumers Demand Green Packaging

For ethical-hungry consumers, ingredients are not enough to make food sustainable – packaging must be green, too. Dubbed “greenwrapping”, the

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Plastics alternative is 100% recyclable and carbon positive

A new 100% recyclable, carbon positive material has been unveiled by Polythene UK. The new Polyair material is bio-based, made

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Packaging firms support Ecodesk sustainability initiative

Packaging companies MeadWestVaco Corporation (MWV), Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) and Ellis Paperbox have signed-up to the “world’s largest user-managed open

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ECO Plastics calls for urgent action on UK recyclate quality

Leading UK recycling company ECO Plastics has called for the urgent introduction of mandatory requirements in the sector, following the

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Industry bodies investigate glass pack supply chain

Valpak, Wrap, the Advisory Committee on Packaging and other key stakeholders are working on a new project which will investigate

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PET full body sleeve label recycling: no easy answers

No single solution for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) full body sleeve labels will suit everybody and make the issue easily solvable,

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Nestlé reduces plastics in packs

Consumer goods giant Nestlé has reduced the amount of plastic materials it employs in its packaging by 34% since 1991,

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Corrugated packaging industry lowers carbon footprint

The corrugated packaging sector has reduced its carbon footprint by a further 4.8% over the three years up to 2011, according

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Project develops biodegradable packaging using hemp, flax

An EU project has developed biodegradable composite packaging reinforced with hemp and flax fibres for poultry and meat. Supported by funding

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Avery Dennison confirms responsible paper sourcing policy

Avery Dennison has formalized a company-wide policy to promote responsible paper sourcing and procurement. Developed with support from the Rainforest Alliance,

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Herma cuts environmental footprint with release liner recycling

Self-adhesive label specialist Herma recycled some 185 tonnes of surplus release liner from its material production process through a Europe-wide recycling initiative in

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UPM extends reach of RafCycle waste management concept

UPM Raflatac has signed a cooperation agreement with the French subsidiary of Aliplast for release liner recovery. Aliplast is an Italian

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Werneke Ink founder passes away

Louis O. Werneke, the founder of Werneke Ink, passed away on March 31, 2013.  Born in 1926, he was nicknamed

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Greenpeace Reports Sustainable KFC Bucket

Fast food restaurant KFC has allegedly pledged a better bucket. After pressure from Greenpeace devotees from around the world, KFC’s

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Raising the bar with compostable packaging film

Fuel For Adventure Ltd., a British firm that helps fuel Olympians, adventurers and sports stars from across the world, has

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Project develops biodegradable packaging using hemp, flax

Supported by funding under the EU Framework 7 Research and Development Framework Programme, the Traysrenew project began in 2010 with the end aim

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More than 70% of Glass Bottles and Jars Collected For Recycling in the EU

    More than 70% of Glass Bottles and Jars Collected For Recycling in the EU

According to the latest glass recycling industry data published by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE), the average glass recycling

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‘Abundantly clear’: Bioplastic feedstocks pose no competition to land for food-use

The land area used to grow crops for bioplastic is “nowhere near” being in competition to food and feed, according

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Packaging firms question EFSA food contact consultation

EU packaging firms are concerned the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is not consulting the industry enough in its discussions

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Who is willing to fork out more for fresh and sustainable packaging?

When it comes to food and beverage packaging, consumers are most likely to pay more for value-added features that relate

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Co-op’s wine lightweighting move cuts carbon

The Co-operative Food has said that it has lightweighted the glass on 20 own-brand wines, helping to reduce the carbon

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P&G reaches zero manufacturing waste to landfill target

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced that a majority of its facilities have achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill The

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Continuum Recycling Ramps Up to 100% Capacity and Sorts 250 Million Bottles

    Continuum Recycling Ramps Up to 100% Capacity and Sorts 250 Million Bottles

Continuum Recycling, the pioneering recycled-PET joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and ECO Plastics, has celebrated sorting a quarter of

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EU glass recycling rate rises above 70%

The average glass recycling rate in the European Union has risen above the 70% threshold for the first time, according

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US designer invents ‘disappearing’ packs

Designer Aaron Mickelson has invented packaging that ‘disappears’ in order to prevent waste Mickelson is a recent graduate of the

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CC3 to launch this spring

Courtauld Commitment 3 will be launched this spring, Wrap has confirmed The voluntary waste reduction agreement will be based on

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