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Here's the latest on sustainable packaging

We've rounded up six of the latest news stories and innovations related to sustainable packaging.

Unilever announces 2 ambitious new commitments for a waste-free world

Unilever has confirmed that by 2025 it will halve its use of virgin plastic. The company plans to do this by reducing its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tons and accelerating its use of recycled plastic, in addition to helping collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells. This commitment makes Unilever the first major global consumer goods company to commit to an absolute plastics reduction across its portfolio. Read more at NewHope.com...

Rethinking packaging: Software can help manage the transition to more sustainability

Consumer awareness about the environmental hazards of plastic, especially in food and beverage packaging, has reached a tipping point. For manufacturers in the food and beverage industry this means pressure to rethink packaging strategies, revising go-to-market plans and forging new supply chain partners. Fortunately, modern software solutions can help manage these multiple factors, starting with research and development and ending with consumer feedback. Read more at FoodDive

Tetra Pak Index 2019 - The convergence of health and environment

Historically seen as two separate areas, health and environment are converging within food and beverage, which is perhaps the first industry to see this trend. Food and beverage is a key catalyst for change, especially in terms of natural and organic products. Barriers to change still remain, but they are diminishing and evolving. And packaging and recycling are more vital to consumers than ever, particularly as plastic litter continues to receive so much negative attention. Read the full report at Tetra Pak...

Packaging dream: Shifting from waste to resource – podcast

Increasing the amount of recyclable packaging is currently the best solution to the natural product industry’s contribution to landfills, according to Jeremiah C. McElwee, senior vice president of merchandising and product development at Thrive Market. In this podcast McElwee discusses his passion for finding a packaging solution. Listen to the podcast at Natural Products INSIDER...

StePac launches sustainable packaging strategy

Fresh produce packaging experts at StePac L.A., Ltd., present the company's four-pillared sustainability strategy for fresh produce packaging. The advanced strategy effectively mitigates the necessity of climate-positive plastic packaging through addressing the critical problem of food waste. StePac will present its progressive plan of action at a sustainability event it is hosting at the PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Read more at PR Newswire...

Nestlé and Veolia join forces to combat plastic waste

Nestlé and Veolia, the world's leading resource management company, have announced their collaboration to work on waste collection. They're starting with the sorting and recycling of plastic material, with a particular emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. Projects will focus on eleven priority countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Read more at Vitafoods Insights...

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