SYDNEY, Nov. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Two researchers at UNSW Sydney have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is not only biodegradable, but also recyclable.
Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and Professor Martina Stenzel were looking for ways to convert agricultural waste into something that could value add to the industry it came from while potentially solving problems for another.Read more
KINGSEY FALLS, QC, Dec. 4, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -Cascades (TSX: CAS), a leader in eco-friendly recycling, hygiene and packaging solutions, is launching an innovative container for fresh food packaging on the North American market: a cardboard tray certified 1 according to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standards, made from 100% recycled fibres, mainly from post-consumer sources, and which is fully recyclable.Read more
LONDON, Dec. 3, 2019 (Press Release) -Well-known Croatian winery, Dobra Berba, has seen a continuous growth and strong sales results with an innovate Bag-in-Box Christmas Mulled Wine. Driven by an enthusiasm and ambition to offer something new to the market, Dobra Berba has approached Rapak, part of DS Smith Plastics, to collaborate on developing the environmentally friendly packaging solution that extends the shelf life of mulled wine.Read more
LONDON, Nov. 29, 2019 (Press Release) -Inventor of letterbox flowers, Bloom & Wild, was seeking the right partner to develop a bespoke new decorative box for hand tied flowers. The company turned to leading packaging strategist DS Smith, renowned for its sustainable packaging, high-quality printing capabilities and e-commerce experience.Read more
NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland , Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -SIGNATURE PACK from SIG, the world’s first aluminium-free aseptic carton pack that is 100% linked to plant-based renewable materials via a mass balance system, has won the prestigious French packaging award in the ‘environmental’ category.Read more
BRUSSELS, Nov. 28, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has raised concerns over the potential health risks posed by food contact materials (FCMs) made of melamine-formaldehyde resin (MFH). These include re-useable to-go coffee cups and tableware made with bamboo fibers.
In a position paper released earlier this week, the BfR warns consumers against using these tableware with hot liquids. “The reason is that at higher temperatures, hazardous melamine and formaldehyde can migrate from the material into food,” the BfR said.Read more
MEX, Switzerland , Nov. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -On the road to drupa 2020, it is important to acknowledge global trends such as global urbanization, shifting demographics, the rapid acceleration of technology and the digitalization of the global economy. At the same time, it is important to heed the need for stronger consumer engagement, increased differentiation and greater sustainability.
At drupa 2020, as a leading technology company in the packaging world, it is our duty to deliver expertise to shape the future of the packaging industry.Read more