Burger King Rolls Out Green Packaging Pilot Program
As part of Burger King’s commitment to sustainability, the fast-food giant has announced the launch of a new green packaging pilot programme focused on guest-facing items including forks, spoons, knives, straws, drink lids, Frypods®, Whopper® wrappers and napkins. The pilot will initially focus on 51 of Burger King’s company-owned restaurants in Miami, using alternative materials, such as Frypods® made with renewable unbleached virgin paperboard; cutlery made with cPLA, a plant-based plastic; and napkins made with 100 percent recycled fiber. Read their full press release.
Mondi packages potatoes in award-winning paper bag with Sustainex® bio-based coating
After two years of development, Mondi and food packaging specialist Silbo have developed an FSC® certified potato bag using speciality kraft paper, eliminating the need to use hard to recycle plastic. The packaging won the silver Fruit Logistica Innovation Award and has initially been launched in Ireland, Poland, France and Germany. Read more about Mondi’s new packaging.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s baking paper portfolio allows professionals and consumers to ace every bake
With thousands of people turning to baking during Covid lockdowns, leading fibre-based solutions company, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, has launched a custom-designed baking paper range to complement their existing baking range and meet increasing demand across consumers, professionals, restaurants and confectionery sectors. Read More
Stora Enso and Pulpex join forces to produce eco-friendly paper bottles and containers on an industrial scale
The collaboration between paper and packaging giant, Stora Enso and new world-leading sustainable packaging technology company Puplex, offers an alternative to PET plastics and glass. According to the announcement, only around 30-40% of plastic bottles are recycled across the EU and US, with paper and cardboard recycling averaging nearly 80%. Read the full announcement.
Suzano to Build 2.3 Million Tons per Year Pulp Mill in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
As global demand for products from renewable materials continues to grow, Suzano announces the construction of a new plant with annual production capacity of 2.3 million tons of eucalyptus pulp. The plant will also have the capacity to sell approximately 180 MWave of surplus energy to Brazil’s power grid. The unit aims to become Brazil’s first fossil-fuel free pulp and paper plant, representing a new milestone in ecoefficiency. Read more
It’s Paper, but not as we know it!
For more information on alternatives to wood pulp read our blog It’s paper, but not as we know it!
PG Paper Launches Sustainable Food Packaging Division
PG Paper has recently launched a new Food Packaging Division across our UK and USA markets. The core focus of our packaging division is sustainable, innovative products. From new eco-friendly packaging ideas to custom prints with a unique brand identity; our team has a wealth of technical expertise in delivering functional, creative, and disposable packaging solutions, and a wide mix of products to suit every client’s needs. View our product range and request a copy of our brochure.