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Heinz Is Working on a Ketchup Bottle Made From Wood Pulp

4 Mins Read In a partnership with wood pulp packaging company Pulpex, Heinz, maker of the world’s most popular ketchup, could soon come in a bottle what the company claims is 100 percent sustainably sourced wood pulp. The announcement would make Heinz the world’s first sauce company to use Pulpex’s paper bottle packaging—a move in line with The […]

8 Circular Packaging Companies To Watch In The Race To Close The Waste Loop

5 Mins Read Packaging is one of the biggest contributors to plastic waste – but our modern society just can’t seem to cut it out. Living packaging-free is no easy feat, with almost every product on supermarket shelves, at clothing stores, and in our online deliveries all coming in either plastic bags, wraps, envelopes, paper parcels, or cardboard […]

Meet The Woman Fighting Single-Use Plastic In Hollywood

4 Mins Read Sheila Morovati, founder and president of non-profit Habits of Waste is on a mission. She wants to prevent the continued use of single-use plastic in the media and take representation of the material out of the limelight. By denormalising its presence, she hopes that environmental alternatives will become a quicker and easier norm for the […]

Investors Back Seaweed Packaging Innovators As Plastic Waste Crisis Creates Demand For Sustainable Alternatives

4 Mins Read As consumer dissatisfaction with traditional plastic packaging grows stronger and as the global plastic waste crisis continues to worsen daily, a slew of new material science startups are looking to algae for solutions, and investors are pouring money into the nascent space. Over the past few months, three seaweed-based packaging companies from the US and […]

6 Refillable Packaging Makeup Brands We Love

5 Mins Read Makeup is an important daily routine for many people, and choosing brands that showcase sustainable options, such as refillable packaging, is an important effort for the planet, too. If companies want to retain their loyal fans and welcome new ones, embracing eco-friendly initiatives will soon become a must. We only need to look at the […]

Meet 18 Startups Transforming Food, From Fungi Protein To Cultured Breast Milk

12 Mins Read As our food system continues to battle challenges brought on by climate change and the coronavirus pandemic, innovation in the food tech startup world has been racing to come up with disruptive solutions. From gut-health to upcycled ingredients to sustainable cell-based proteins and novel ways to fight food waste, we take a look at some […]

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 […]