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Innovative compostable film packaging to extend shelf life

Innovative compostable film packaging to extend shelf life

Published on Feb 10th, 2021

© TIPA and Perfotec

 

Compostable packaging producer TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have teamed up to create laser micro-perforated compostable film packaging that can extend the shelf-life of fresh produce. The packaging performs as conventional plastic but decomposes in compost back into the soil with no toxic residue, microplastics or other pollutants.

San Telmo and Ecoembes unite for a sustainable future

San Telmo and Ecoembes unite for a sustainable future

Published on Feb 10th, 2021

San Telmo Business School, which trains senior managers of consumer goods companies has teamed up with and Ecoembes, a non-profit environmental organisation that coordinates the recycling of packaging throughout Spain, in an alliance to jointly promote the role of companies in creating a circular economy, as well as to identify possible public-private collaboration strategies for the same purpose.

Edeka expands Apeel to grapefruits and lemons

European Commission presents results of study on organic agriculture in developing countries

European Commission presents results of study on organic agriculture in developing countries

Published on Feb 08th, 2021

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The European Commission held an online conference on organic agriculture in developing countries on 27th January. Under the title: ‘A realistic pathway? Evidence from long-term systems research’, the results of 12 years of comparative farming systems research in Kenya, Bolivia and India were presented to provide scientific evidence on economic and ecological sustainability of organic and conventional systems. 

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Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Published on Jan 13th, 2021

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Melinda and Novamont have teamed up to launch a more sustainable form of packaging. Begun last October, general director of Melinda, Paolo Gerevini, said the strategy is aimed at defining “who we are and what we want to become”. The totally compostable solution for organic apples that comes from Melinda’s processing waste.

Asda unveils sustainability store

Asda unveils sustainability store

Published on Dec 10th, 2020
Photos: ASDA

UK retailer Asda has opened a new sustainability concept store. The first of what is planned to be a national project features product refill options, loose and unwrapped produce, and a pledge that “customers will not pay more for greener options”. The pilot store in Leeds, was accompanied by a new plastics reduction strategy that aims to remove 3 billion pieces of plastic from Asda’s own-brand products by 2025.

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