Extremely Light & Fully Recyclable: KHS & ALPLA Group Develop Returnable PET Bottle

“Reduce, reuse, recycle”: for the KHS Group, these three pillars of sustainability are a composite part of its corporate philosophy. The manufacturer of filling and packaging technology consistently focuses on resource-saving, recycling-friendly systems and solutions. Together with Austrian packaging expert ALPLA KHS has now developed a returnable PET container that…

Detecting “Forever Chemicals” In Food Packaging

The concept of “forever chemicals”—chemicals that do not break down once released into the environment—came as a surprise to many consumers at the release of the American legal thriller film, Dark Waters1,2,3. In this 2019 film, the real “star” might be the PFAS compound, or perfluoroalkyl substance, used in coatings…

Examining The Shift Away From Plastics

Faced with shortages of suitable recycled material, growing consumer backlash and a hostile regulatory environment, some companies are deciding to shift away from plastics. Contributed by Mark Victory, Senior Editor, ICIS. Over the past couple of years plastics have become the public face of the waste pollution crisis, prompting an…

One Size Doesn’t Fit All When It Comes To More Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability is complicated, and when it comes to packaging, it can manifest itself in many ways and on many levels. Most consumers want ‘to do the right thing’ but as feedback from trade event ProSweets19 showed, they often lack understanding about the complexities of materials composition, when paper or plastic…

The Role Of Non-Intentionally Added Substances In The Safety Of Plastic Packaging

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) refer to substances that are unintentionally incorporated into plastic packaging through a variety of processes such as the interaction between ingredients, degradation of material components or from impurities within the raw materials. And when researchers from SCIEX and the University of Almeria used non-targeted screening and…
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