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Reusable Containers Aren’t Always Better For The Environment Than Disposable Ones: New Research

5 Mins Read By: Alejandro Gallego Schmid, Adisa Azapagic & Joan Manuel F. Mendoza We are facing a waste crisis, with landfills across the world at full capacity and mountains of “recycled” waste dumped in developing countries. Food packaging is a major source of this waste, giving rise to an industry of “environmentally friendly” reusable food and drink containers that’s projected to […]

World’s First Sustainable Packaging Sourcing Marketplace Launches with Oversubscribed Pre-Seed

5 Mins Read SourceGreenPackaging.com, the world’s first global B2B marketplace dedicated to sourcing forevers plastics free packaging products, has just launched with an oversubscribed pre-seed round. The company, based in Hong Kong and addressing an international audience of buyers, offers an online e-commerce platform to help food companies and retail brands find sustainable packaging materials amid growing consumer […]

Industrially Compostable Packaging Leader Vegware To Expand Across North America After Novolex Acquisition

4 Mins Read Vegware, a British biobased industrially compostable food packaging company, has been acquired by American packaging firm Novolex. While it will be joining Novelex’s sustainable packaging subsidiary Eco-Products, Vegware’s label will remain intact. It says that coming under Novolex leadership will allow the company to expand distribution, especially in the U.S. market.  Edinburgh-based Vegware has recently […]

Food Waste Fighting Startup Apeel Bags $250M In Temasek-Led Round

4 Mins Read Apeel, the startup whose tech enables longer-lasting fresh produce, has just bagged $250 million in a fresh funding round. The round, led by Singapore’s Temasek, will go towards Apeel’s continued expansion across Europe, the U.S. and U.K. It will also help the firm forge new partnerships with suppliers and retailers to “further stamp out food […]

Cambridge Spinoff Xampla To Launch Plastic-Free Sachets & Capsules Made From ‘Vegan Spider Silk’

4 Mins Read Xampla, the University of Cambridge spin-off startup, will soon introduce compostable plastic-free sachets and capsules made using a new “vegan spider silk” material. The new polymer material, which is plant-based, scalable and sustainably-made, has been developed by Cambridge researchers and could be used to replace single-use plastic items once and for all.  Scientists from Cambridge […]

Deliveroo X barePack France: Partnerships Sees 60 Restaurant Partners Offer Meals In Reusable Containers

3 Mins Read Food delivery giant Deliveroo has partnered with circular food packaging startup barePack France in an effort to reduce its single-use packaging by giving customers an opportunity to order their food in reusable containers with sixty Deliveroo partner restaurants already a part of this project. Deliveroo France will use barePack’s circular system that allows customers to receive […]

Manila Agritech Fortuna Cools Bags Funding For Plastic-Free Upcycled Coconut Coolers

3 Mins Read Fortuna Cools, a Philippines-based agritech startup making sustainable coolers out of coconut fibre, has closed its round of seed funding. The company is backed by ADB Ventures, the impact investment arm of Asian Development Bank, and will be using the funds to ramp up production of its biodegradable plastic-free alternative to traditional styrofoam containers.  Manila-headquartered […]