Dubai Chamber establishes business groups to improve sustainability

UAE – The Dubai Chamber of Commerce has launched the Bottled Water Business Group and the Circular Packaging Association as part of its efforts to strengthen the private sector’s role in economic growth. The Bottled Water Business Group will focus on promoting and developing the sector’s practices in line with international sustainability standards. By working with partners in the business…

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FSA publishes insights into coronavirus on packaging and foods

UK – The Food Standards Agency (FSA), a non-ministerial department of the UK Government, has published research on the survival of coronavirus (Covid-19) on food packaging and foods. The research, conducted by the University of Southampton, was commissioned by the FSA following the publication of its risk assessment in 2020 which concluded it was very unlikely that humans could catch…

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Mars NZ introduces paper-based wrappers for its chocolate bars

AUSTRALASIA – Confectionery giant Mars has announced plans to switch to new recyclable packaging for its chocolate bars in Australia and New Zealand. Mars, Snickers and Milky Way chocolate bars will have biodegradable brown paper packaging, designed to be more environmentally friendly, in Australia in April and in New Zealand the following month. Mars said the wrappers on its chocolates…

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Low prices and convenience drive online shopping, reveals Mondi

EUROPE – Mondi has released its fourth annual consumer trend survey on e-commerce, online shopping and consumer attitudes toward packaging. The survey, conducted by RetailX, drew responses from 1,000 consumers each in France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. The survey also includes the first data on generational differences in online shopping patterns. “This research has revealed five macro trends shaping…

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PepsiCo rolls out 100% recycled plastic bottles for Diet Pepsi in Kuwait

KUWAIT – American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, PepsiCo has launched 100% recycled plastic bottles for its Diet Pepsi product in Kuwait. The launch is part of PepsiCo’s efforts to increase alternatives for sustainable packaging in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Pepsi is the first beverage brand in Kuwait to introduce locally manufactured, 100% recycled plastic bottles through its…

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New Dairy Manufacturing Africa event to connect dairy industry in Africa and globally

KENYA – FW Africa, the publishers of leading magazines and organisers of several successful events in Africa’s food industry has announced a new event that will change the game in the dairy industry in Africa. The Dairy Manufacturing Africa Summit & Expo, which is planned for September 21-22, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya, will bring together the key stakeholders from the…

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Landliebe Molkereiprodukte opts for SIG’s combiSwift TC closure

GERMANY – German dairy firm Landliebe Molkereiprodukte has launched SIG’s combiSwift closure with tethered cap for its already existing combiblocSlimline carton packs. The dairy firm has introduced UHT milk with SIG’s combiSwift TC under its Landliebe brand, which is available on shelves since the end of September 2022. According to SIG, its combiSwift TC closure maintains convenience for consumers and…

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Vytal launches crowd-investing campaign to expedite growth

GERMANYGermany-based reusable packaging company Vytal has launched a crowd-investing campaign to expedite its growth in Germany and across Europe. The Cologne-based company launched the campaign through its sustainable investment platform WIWIN. The money will be invested in the development of a digital reusable packaging network for takeaway food and beverages. Currently, Vytal is the largest digital provider of…

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Coca-Cola Nigeria recognized for environmental sustainability investments

NIGERIACoca-Cola Nigeria has earned multiple accolades at the Environmental Sustainability Conference, Expo, and Awards (ECOSEA), organized by Impact Reports Africa and Brand Communicator. This reaffirms that for Coca-Cola Nigeria, environmental sustainability goes beyond one-off philanthropic interventions to long-term commitments. Launched this year, the maiden edition of ECOSEA saw the convergence of public and private sector stakeholders in the…

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