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Target Vows to Use Its Power & Scale to See that All Packaging Is Recyclable

Target Vows to Use Its Power & Scale to See that All Packaging Is Recyclable

Target says it will use its “power and scale” as one of the country’s largest retailers to advance the idea that all packaging will be recyclable one day, and to help consumers understand how and why recycling is so important. With that in mind, the retailer has joined the Material Recovery … Read more »

General Mills: We Get 69% of Top 10 Priority Ingredients from Sustainable Sources

General Mills: We Get 69% of Top 10 Priority Ingredients from Sustainable Sources

General Mills now sources 69% of its top ten priority ingredients from sustainable sources, the company announced this week. The most significant process has been made toward palm oil (100%), fiber packaging (99%) and sugar beets, sugar cane and oats (50% or more). General Mills says it has taken several concrete … Read more »

Tesco Reduces Food Packaging Waste, Increases Recyclability

Tesco Reduces Food Packaging Waste, Increases Recyclability

British retail grocery giant Tesco Plc will offer fresh food packaging for meat and poultry from 95% food-safe recycled content, which is typically recovered from plastic (PET) water bottles from household waste. The packaging, dubbed "Rfresh Elite," is from LINPAC; Tesco is working with its key supplier, Hilton Food Group, ... Read more »
Target Agrees to Phase Out Use of Polystyrene

Target Agrees to Phase Out Use of Polystyrene

Target announced this week it will begin to phase out use of polystyrene foam packing in its e-commerce operations. Previously, “As You Sow,” an organization that promotes corporate accountability, filed shareholder proposals with Target, asking the company to “assess the reputational, financial and operational risks associated with continued use of … Read more »

C&I Companies Can Expect Improvement in Plastics Recycling, Says BPFRG

C&I Companies Can Expect Improvement in Plastics Recycling, Says BPFRG

British manufacturing companies can expect a steady stream of “valuable plastic material” for use in their operations, if the British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has its way. The group is launching a strategy that will use both industry-led initiatives and regulation in the hopes of improving plastic recycling in the … Read more »

Foodservice Packaging Requires Infrastructure, Standards for Fully Circular Economy

Foodservice Packaging Requires Infrastructure, Standards for Fully Circular Economy

Infrastructure is one of the core challenges for the UK foodservice packaging industry as it strives toward a truly circular economy, writes Phil Davidson, senior manager for sustainability Europe & Asia at HAVI (via Packaging Europe). In order to reduce packaging waste at the end of the packaging lifecycle, packaging … Read more »