Cove, Erewhon debuts ‘world’s first’ biodegradable water bottle in US

US – California-based material innovation company Cove has partnered with Los Angeles premium organic grocer Erewhon to roll out a ‘world first’ biodegradable water bottle in the US. According to Cove, the bottle and cap are made of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), which can be broken down by microorganisms, allowing them to disintegrate after disposal instead of lingering in landfills or other…

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Notpla launches seaweed-coated packs with grease and water-resistant properties

UK – UK-based startup Notpla has launched a new range of grease and water-resistant packaging formats – with a plastic-free barrier made from seaweed. According to the company, the solutions can either be recycled or home composted at end-of-life. Notpla says that the collection, which is also PFAS-free is made of seven packaging solutions: Notpla Small, Notpla Medium, Notpla Large,…

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ProMach wraps up acquisition of retort and pasteurizing tunnel supplier Ferlo

SPAIN – US-based packaging and processing firm ProMach has completed the acquisition of retorts, pasteurizing tunnels, and associated product handling automation systems maker Ferlo. This acquisition increases ProMach’s existing position in processing equipment, expanding its international presence in the retort segment as well as strengthening its manufacturing capacity and supply chain partnerships. For more than 50 years, Ferlo has tailored…

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