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Pactiv Evergreen to sell its packaging and filling machinery businesses in China, Korea and Taiwan

- General News
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Evergreen Packaging International LLC, to sell its carton packaging and filling machinery businesses in China, Korea and Taiwan to SIG Schweizerische Industrie-Gesellschaft GmbH, a subsidiary of SIG Combibloc Group Ltd, for an enterprise value of approximately $335 million.

Paper packaging for bagged salad earns innovation award

- General News
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper; IMA Ilapak, world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for packaging and Les Crudettes, leading French company in the fresh vegetables market, have won three prizes at the prestigious French packaging award and the Trophées de l’innovation LSA for a new paper packaging.

Beyond the packaging of the chasing arrows

- Analysis
I try to be conscientious with recycling (I even take the wire hangers back to the dry cleaner). But I often ask myself, “Is this anything more than a sop to my conscience?” That is, is it doing any good?

Costco moves away from plastic packaging in produce

- Produce with Pamela
The change to corrugated packaging for apples started in 2020 as part of the company’s efforts to add more recyclable and compostable packaging.

Packaging: The need for better solutions

- Produce Blueprints
Despite the huge number of innovations, the fundamental problems of produce packaging do not seem to have been solved in any comprehensive way.

Packaging: The cost of innovation

- Produce Blueprints
Considering all the innovation in packaging, the question remains: Are these newfangled packages going to be more expensive than their predecessors? After all, as a rule, new things cost more than old things.

Packaging: Sustainability and bulk

- Produce Blueprints
Produce industry experts agree that the move toward sustainability will continue.

The pandemic trend on increased packaging

- Produce Blueprints
The trend toward increased packaging continued during the pandemic.

Packaging: The clamshell and visibility

- Produce Blueprints
Probably no item exemplifies the dilemmas surrounding produce packaging more than the clear plastic clamshell.

Berry companies introduce Innovation Challenge to address plastic waste

- General News
Fresh berry leader Driscoll’s has partnered with Think Beyond Plastic to launch an inaugural Agricultural Plastics Innovation Challenge, which aims to stimulate new recycling processes and the development of alternatives to conventionally used field plastics.