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Brands must turn to bio-based innovation to alleviate disposable coffee waste
Brands must turn to bio-based innovation to alleviate disposable coffee waste
Of the approximately 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups thrown away each year, less than one percent are recycled, according to figures recently released by waste campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. With mounting pressure on the coffee industry for m...
Research firm to create end market for recovered multilayer PET film
Research firm to create end market for recovered multilayer PET film
AIMPLAS, a nonprofit research association based in Valencia, Spain, is working on a project with varnish and paint company Barpimo from La Rioja, Spain, to allow multilayer film using PET to be transformed into high added-value products, such as enamel...
6 beverage packaging trends bubbling up in the industry
6 beverage packaging trends bubbling up in the industry
Major manufacturers regularly introduce new products while new categories and products from smaller companies disrupt the status quo. The solution for many companies is taking the form of packaging innovations that are changing the way consumers look a...
Good things come in plant packages: How 'bioplastics' could become mainstream
Good things come in plant packages: How 'bioplastics' could become mainstream
Last June, Coca-Cola unveiled the first-ever PET bottle made entirely from sugar cane at the World Expo in Milan, and it was a show stopper – at least for consumer goods manufacturers and environmentalists. The 100 percent plant-based bottle is a...