Toward Sustainable Packaging: Addressing Solid & Food Waste Management Issues

Aspiring towards a circular economy, product innovations and a surge in demand will be expected for different sustainable packaging solutions such as plant-based polymer packaging. Contributed by Diego Shimizu, Chemicals, Materials & Food at Frost & Sullivan. The world generates more than 200 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. The…

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…

Organic Foods Get A Coronavirus Boost

Ecovia Intelligence expects demand for organic & sustainable foods to remain strong after consumer fears subside in the future. The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a surge in demand for organic and sustainable foods. Retailers across the globe are experiencing hefty sales increases for organic products. Ecovia Intelligence expects the…

Combating The Curse Of Food Wastage With Digitisation

The F&B industry is in the throes of a ‘food-tech’ revolution, which is already posing some tough questions on business sustainability for many operators. Food presents one of the greatest ironies of our times. On one hand, humankind is faced with a grave threat of severe food shortage and hunger…

Sidel: Top 3 Packaging Trends For 2020

Sustainability Vincent Le Guen, Vice President Packaging at Sidel: From a global perspective, we are witnessing the implementation of an increasing number of measures towards a circular economy. For instance, the EU Single Use Packaging Directive—voted on in early 2019—sets ambitious goals towards the collection and recycling targets for all…

Meeting Asia’s Sustainable Cooling Needs

Rising temperatures have led to an increased demand for cooling systems with a focus on sustainability. By Grundfos Asia Pacific. Temperatures across the globe have been rising drastically over the past few years as a result of climate change. According to the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the…

Bühler: Act Now For A Sustainable Future

The world faces urgent challenges to remain sustainable in the coming decades as climate change and a growing population make many of our current systems of production unsustainable. Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director General of the World Health Organisation, addressed the 800 experts,…

Kerry: Cleaner Label A Priority For Consumers

More than half of consumers (52 percent) in Asia, the Middle East and Africa (APMEA) always look for cleaner labels when shopping, but clean eating in the East is very different from the West, according to new research released by Kerry today. The ‘Cleaner Label: Safety, Health and Environment—The New…

A Targeted Shift Towards Sustainable Packaging

In September 2018, Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets were announced at a milestone industry event convened by the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). These targets build on commitments made on 27 April 2018 by Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association to…

Formulating Sustainable Adhesives With Bostik

How does Bostik stand out in the industry? Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. Having been in the market for 130 years, Bostik approaches the label industry with an extensive and unique combination of market and application expertise. Bostik is…
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