Waitrose has recently announced it is the first UK supermarket to sell certified own brand home compostable tea bags which are now accredited with a TUV OK compost certification. As a consequence, tea bags can be placed directly into a home compost bin or heap.
Following the release of the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on packaging and packaging waste, Freshfel Europe is calling on decision-makers to enact sustainable and functional harmonized EU packaging rules for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Basf and StePac, Israeli company specialized in functional packaging for fresh produce, have joined forces to create the next generation of sustainable packaging specifically for the fresh produce sector.
Sustainability, robotics and digitalisation are the biggest challenges facing the packaging industry. Gerhard Schubert is responding by developing cutting-edge solutions based on its established expertise.
An analysis of the sector is reported starting with the 2020 final figures prepared by the Italian Packaging Institute based on Unionfood data. Data for the year 2021 and assumptions for 2022, on the other hand, are processed based on ISTAT changes in both production and foreign trade.
There are 2,527 sustainable agrifood startups worldwide. Networks for distribution of food aid to vulnerable people in cities are being strengthened, leveraging different models of cross-sector collaboration for recovery and redistribution of products and food surpluses; the cold chain plays a strategic role, but is exposed to multiple risks.
It is European regulations focused on food contact materials and widely used additives such as E 171 that are the focus of attention for Sun Chemical, the world’s leading manufacturer of inks and coatings for all printing processes.
A collaboration between Mondi and Fiorini International has resulted in a totally recyclable paper pack with unique design features designed for Antico Pastificio Umbro (an Italian premium pasta brand).