Cascades rolls out eco-friendly basket for fresh fruits and vegetables

CANADA – Québec-based sustainable packaging company Cascades has launched a new eco-friendly closed basket made of recycled and recyclable corrugated cardboard for the fresh produce sector. The company says this addition has been created utilizing eco-design principles and adheres to a circular economy philosophy. The introduction of the basket is expected to help its clients to lessen their environmental impact…

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Berry Global equips Coca-Cola with tethered caps to align with EU directives

EUROPE – Berry Global has been contracted by Coca-Cola to supply it with a lightweight, tethered closure for its carbonated soft drinks in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. Bolstered by the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive, Berry’s new tethered closure for Coca-Cola is designed to remain intact with the bottle – making it less likely to be littered and more likely to…

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Hoffmann Neopac invests US$4.5M to build tin packaging line at its manufacturing facility in Netherlands

NETHERLANDS – Infant food, nutritional, and well-being packaging specialist Hoffmann Neopac has invested US$4.5 million to build a tin production line for baby milk powder products at its manufacturing facility in the Netherlands. The company says that the new line, which has been installed and operating in a segregated room for food-grade compliance, is already servicing a major customer in…

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Coffee pods emit lower GHG compared to filter coffee, study reveals

CANADA – A study by researchers at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi has revealed that coffee pods result in fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout their life cycle than those of filter, French press, and instant coffees. The findings, which were originally revealed in The Conversation, are derived from calculations tracking the greenhouse gases emitted throughout the life cycle…

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Robot Food rebrands Harringtons pet food with modern designs for clarity

UK – Global strategic branding consultancy, Robot Food has rebranded Harringtons pet food, updating the brand’s logo and packaging design. The idea behind the rebrand is all about enhancing Harringtons’ ‘natural’ credentials. The company wanted to ensure it remained ahead of the competition in the category by evolving its brand in line with customers’ changing needs. Targeting better on-shelf standout…

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Castel acquires Alver glass factory to bolster sustainability drive of reducing plastic usage

ALGERIA – French beverage company, Castel, has strengthened its diversification strategy by developing green and local production with the acquisition of a 100% of the share capital of the Alver glass factory, a subsidiary of the Condor group based in Oran. In a statement, Castel said: “Present in Algeria for nearly 20 years and a major player in beverages in…

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