Beverage giant Suntory believes that a simultaneous focus on the development of alternative packaging materials as well as better recycling infrastructure are essential to deliver on its sustainability ambitions.
Snacking heavyweight Mondelez Australia believes that soft plastic packaging should not be viewed at as the enemy, but more should instead be done to boost its recyclability of this resource if the nation’s 2025 targets are to be achieved.
Researchers who have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic inspired by the lotus leaf that is sturdy, sustainable and compostable, and ideal for fresh food packaging, are now looking for commercial partners.
A Hong Kong start-up is seeking to create eco-friendly alternative to the ‘flat top’ plastic bags used in supermarkets for fresh products and baked goods, claiming they are one of the biggest contributors to plastic waste.
Research published in the scientific journal Environmental Science & Technology claims to provide an enlightening but worrying insight into the world of chemicals that are intentionally added to plastics.
The Singapore-based research team which discovered that plastic has a potentially lower environmental footprint than cotton and paper bags has confirmed that this discovery can also be applied to the plastic food packaging used by the majority of food...
Nestle Australia has announced plans to develop a sorting and recycling system focusing solely on soft plastics, which have hitherto received far less attention in recycling schemes than rigid plastics.
Public pressure to find solutions to plastic pollution means companies are ‘on the verge’ of swapping to other materials with ‘new, and potentially greater, environmental consequences’, a new report warns.
A new report on plastic waste and recycling commissioned by Coca-Cola has pushed for F&B firms, especially in the ASEAN beverage industry, to look at setting up non-profit facilities focusing on PET recycling as a means with ‘significant potential’...
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have responded to environmental NGO Greenpeace’s recent report ranking them within the top five polluters worldwide by reaffirming sustainability initiatives that cover both plastic reduction and alternative packaging innovation.
Food and beverage firms have introduced a raft of sustainability measures in the wake of China’s ban on plastic waste imports, but more innovation is needed around packaging alternatives, with recycling facilities also needing to improved.
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been ordered to head up a committee examining the necessity of establishing further regulations governing the use of plastic packaging for food products in the country.
The growing global population coupled with rising incomes in emerging markets is propelling the global packaging sector, but the three big challenges of sustainability, shelf life extension and counterfeiting are posing significant challenges for the...
Thailand will ban all plastic waste imports by 2021, making it the latest country in South east Asia to take policy-level action against a rising influx of foreign plastic scraps, much of which comes from food and beverage packaging.
California-based start-up Lotus Trolley Bag is aiming to tackle the issue of plastic waste in Australia, after claiming to have eliminated ‘37 million plastic bags in the last year’ in the United States.
The scale of impact of current initiatives to deal with plastic and packaging waste in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam have been found to be affect only 5% or less of waste, according to a comprehensive study by Food Industry Asia (FIA).
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Nestlé Philippines has responded to criticisms over packaging waste made by environmental campaigners after ‘plastic waves’ hit Manila, with the firm issuing reassurances that steps are in place to ‘reduce its environmental footprint’.
Recent efforts by European countries to send plastic East for recycling have become a major cause of the marine litter problem that has been plaguing Asia-Pacific waters, according to an explosive report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).