Boulder, Colorado-based organic nut butter producer Justin’s collaborated with flexible packaging company ProAmpac on a new high-barrier food pouch that contains post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials. The pouch was specially designed for Justin’s Nut Butter Covered Nuts.
Trader Joe’s outlined a new sustainability framework for plastic packaging late last year following pressure from consumers to reduce waste. Now the grocery store chain is making more changes at their stores.
PepsiCo’s 2017 sustainability report published today shows that the American multinational corporation reduced the overall amount of waste sent to landfill over the previous year, and also made progress toward their 2025 packaging design goal. Here is an in-depth look at those initiatives.
A new report from Smithers Pira identifies sustainability as one of the main reasons brand owners are switching from traditional materials like glass and metal to flexible packaging types. Called “The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2022,” the report says flexible packaging sales were valued at $219.5 billion in 2016. ... Read more »
Australian multinational packaging company Amcor commissioned a report published this month that details new challenges and opportunities around flexible packaging recycling and recovery. Called “Toward Circularity of Post-consumer Flexible Packaging in Asia,” the report was introduced at the recent Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. The publication notes that “the global ... Read more »
Flexible packaging, such as pet food bags and snack pouches, offers several environmental benefits: it uses less energy and materials than other packaging options and reduces waste by protecting products and minimizing food spoilage. But it’s typically not accepted in North American recycling programs, which means that flexible packaging usually ... Read more »
A project that aims to increase recycling rates and divert flexible packaging from landfills has attracted major brands, including Dow Chemical, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, as partners. The flexible packaging recycling project, Materials Recovery for the Future, brings together brand owners, manufacturers, and packaging industry organizations that want to ... Read more »
Axion Consulting, Dow Chemical, Nestlé, Unilever and other global companies say they have made “significant” process in a project that aims to improve the recyclability of flexible packaging. Axion Consulting is leading the collaborative R&D project, called Reflex. The partners include: Amcor, Dow Chemical, Interflex Group, Nestlé UK, SITA Holdings, ... Read more »
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Tesco and Nestlé UK & Ireland are among the companies that have received funding from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to develop viable approaches for collecting flexible packaging materials containing aluminum, such as toothpaste tubes and pet food sachets (pictured), to improve recycling ... Read more »