Multinational food packaging company Tetra Pak will be exploring the possible future applications of graphene in food and beverage manufacturing as the exclusive representative from the packaging industry at the European Commission Graphene Flagship project.
Over two million tonnes of plastic packaging is used in the UK each year, with most being new plastic rather than recycled creating a grave impact on the environment. In March 2018, the UK government announced its intention to introduce a plastic packaging tax that will come into effect from April 2022. Rosie Lintott speaks with Ian Fielding, Chair of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Waste Group, about the local governments view on the new tax.
In this picture feature, we trawl history for the earliest packaging formats of today’s brand behemoths and compare them to their modern-day counterparts to answer the question: how has packaging changed throughout the years?
Ooho seaweed pouches and compostable cups replaced 216,000 plastic bottles at the London Marathon this year. One of the many innovative initiatives the London Marathon has trialled this year, the edible and biodegradable vegan seaweed pouches were developed by Skipping Rocks lab.
Although arthritis has been an issue for many years, awareness around the condition is becoming more prominent. With the effects more evident, is packaging accessible enough for people with this condition? Rosie Lintott explores how the industry has adjusted over the years and what more needs to be done to cater to arthritic consumers.
Online delivery service Deliveroo has partnered with clean technology (cleantech) company OXWASH to trial a takeaway container cleaning service for customers and restaurants in Oxford and Cambridge this summer.