Let’s Be Truthful About Sustainable Packaging Claims On-Pack

With the development of Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets, now is the time to stop and review all of your on-pack information to ensure that you are communicating effectively and honestly to consumers about your sustainable packaging. Contributed by Nerida Kelton MAIP, Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Packaging…

The Rise Of Sustainable Beverage Packaging In Southeast Asia: Will The Momentum Continue?

As the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating, the sustainability momentum may be slowed in the short term, as cost-consciousness takes on more urgent priority among stakeholders such as beverage manufacturers and consumers. By Jarred Neubronner, Senior Analyst at Euromonitor International. The sustainable beverage packaging trend accelerated in Southeast…

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…

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…

Shoppers Want Convenience, Not Sustainability—Packaging Manufacturer Warns

As supermarket giant Tesco axes fresh food counters at 90 of its stores, Miguel Campos of food packaging manufacturer Advanta, explains why this isn’t a demonstration of cutting costs, but adapting to customer needs.   Tesco’s decision to reduce fresh food counters in stores was met with a flurry of…

Saving Food Via Resealable Packaging

Resealable packaging has become a most effective feature in reducing food waste. By Michael Dossor MAIP, Group General Manager, Result Group.   Many studies have proven packaging to be an environmentally advantageous and cost-effective strategy to reduce in-home and in-store food waste. At the present time, packaging seems to be…

The Role Of Packaging In Reducing Food Waste

Prof Pierre Pienaar, Education Director from the Australian Institute of Packaging and President of the World Packaging Organisation looks at how food packaging contributes to food waste. The function of food packaging ranges from protecting products from damage, spoilage and contamination. However, it is also critical in ensuring that food chains are sustainable and is…

New Packaging Policies Are A Global Game Changer

Susan Hansen, Global Strategist, Food&Agri Supply Chains for Rabobank, explores the changing packaging policies in China and its global impact.    The Policy Challenge Over the last couple of years, local and national governments worldwide have presented strategies for dealing with the growing challenges of packaging waste. Some of these proposed…
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