Nestlé inaugurates packaging research institute, first-of-its-kind in the food industry

  Nestlé officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences last week, a facility which it describes as a "first-of-its-kind in the food industry." Nestlé states the new Institute enables it  to accelerate efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global … [Read more...]

H&M Group’s Weekday to trial Repack this autumn

Online shopping is increasing and with that packaging waste. H&M Group is convinced that it must make a shift from a linear packaging model to circular solutions. H&M Group’s the Laboratory is collaborating with Weekday to make online shopping more sustainable, by using reusable packaging and on-demand manufacturing. Earlier this year, … [Read more...]

Molson Coors strives for 100% reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging by 2025

Molson Coors is targeting 100% of its packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025 as part of a new list of sustainability goals outlined in its new annual sustainability report. Spoiler alert, however, I didn't notice any specific initiatives to act on reusability, in spite of it being the lead item in its INNOVATE … [Read more...]

Jabil Packaging Solutions Launches New Sustainable Packaging Services; Accelerates Sustainable Packaging Innovation

Launch Coincides with the World Premiere “Green Carpet” Screening of “The Sustainable Packaging Revolution: A Jabil Documentary” on June 27, 2019 Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a division of Jabil Inc. (JBL), has introduced a new suite of Sustainable Packaging Services, that enable packaged goods brands to design and deliver innovative new … [Read more...]

Berry Global Signs the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Global Commitment

EVANSVILLE, Ind.--Berry Global Group, Inc. has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment. Berry’s involvement with the Global Commitment is complementary to its efforts … [Read more...]

Reducing Plastic Pollution/Small Businesses Recognized – CA and VT Firms Win $5000 Award for Plastic Waste Cutting

2 SMALL BUSINESSES RECOGNIZED FOR PLASTIC PRODUCT ALTERNATIVES “No Plastics”: Vermont & California Companies in Business to Reduce Waste Win the People and Planet Award. WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 20, 2019—Green America’s People & Planet Award recognized two small businesses offering innovative plastic-alternative products to help reduce … [Read more...]

LOOP AND LOBLAW TO BRING CIRCULAR SHOPPING PLATFORM TO CANADA

Loop Pilot to Launch in Toronto in Early 2020 TORONTO - Loop™, a state-of-the-art circular shopping system designed to reduce waste, and Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw), Canada’s food and pharmacy leader, announced Loblaw as the founding retailer to bring Loop’s innovative packaging solution to Canada. Beginning in early 2020, Toronto pilot … [Read more...]

Returnity Granted Patent for Reusable Shipping Box Which Allows for Easy Transition From Single-Use to Multi-Reuse Economy

Reusable Shipping Box Patent Granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Brooklyn, NY, May 30, 2019 -- Returnity Innovations, a leader in sustainable shipping packaging solutions, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted them a patent for a reusable shipping box that can be reconfigured to a … [Read more...]

Colgate-Palmolive Joins TerraCycle’s Loop Initiative to Eliminate Single-Use Packaging

NEW YORK--Colgate-Palmolive is expanding its commitment to reducing waste by joining TerraCycle’s Loop initiative for reusable, refillable packaging, beginning with pilot programs in the U.S. and France. Colgate and other consumer products companies today joined Loop and founding retail partners in the U.S. Kroger Co. and Walgreens to announce a … [Read more...]

Georg Utz containers in the Frisco.pl automatic warehouse for e-commerce food distribution

Georg Utz sp. z o.o. will provide 35,000 reusable plastic containers for the new and highly-automated warehouse of Frisco.pl, the largest online supermarket in Poland. The warehouse, with a surface area of 11,000 m2, is located in the Panattoni Europe City Logistics Warsaw park in Klaudyn near Warsaw. This technologically innovative logistics … [Read more...]