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Unilever Joins Partnership to Turn PET Waste into Virgin Grade Material

Unilever Joins Partnership to Turn PET Waste into Virgin Grade Material

  Unilever, Dutch chemicals start-up Ioniqa, and PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) resin producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) have joined forces to develop a food packaging system that converts PET waste into virgin grade material. According to plasticsinpackaging.com, non-recycled PET waste such as colored bottles are broken down to base molecule level, while separating the color and other … Read more »

Food Safety Alliance for Packaging Releases New Guidelines

Food Safety Alliance for Packaging Releases New Guidelines

The Food Safety Alliance for Packaging, a technical committee of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, published new guidelines for food packaging suppliers this month.

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Owens-Illinois Achieves Cradle to Cradle Gold Rating in Industry First

Glass container manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) is the first food and beverage packaging company to receive gold-level certification for material health and re-utilization under the Cradle to Cradle standard. Based in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I makes glass packaging for leading brands and had revenues of $6.9 billion last year. Certification is based … Read more »

Report: Sustainability Drives Shift To Flexible Packaging

Report: Sustainability Drives Shift To Flexible Packaging

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 »

Sustainable Sourcing a Key Pillar for Prosperity, Says Tetra Pak

Sustainable Sourcing a Key Pillar for Prosperity, Says Tetra Pak

Sustainable sourcing commitments have been announced by many companies in recent months, the most recent of which comes from food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak. Sustainable sourcing is one of the three strategic objectives defined for Tetra Pak’s supplier operation; the company has launched a program designed to … Read more »

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