Nestlé launches packaging research institute

Swiss multinational food and drink company holds inauguration event for new institute to focus on food packaging research; focus to be placed on re-useable packaging, simplifying packaging design, transitioning to paper and biodegradable and compostable plastics

Recycling challenges for McDonald’s paper straws

Restaurant chain working with waste management providers in the UK and Ireland to improve recycling of its paper straws; paper thickness initially causing recycling complications, straws being treated temporarily with general waste until solution found

Nestlé launches replacement paper wrapping

Paper with water-based coating replaces polypropylene film for wrapping snack bars, high-throughput process can flow wrap 500 snack bars per minute, guarantees shelf life equal to that of plastic alternative

Recyclability guidelines for paper and board

New guidelines to help retailers and designers understand recyclability of paper and board-based packaging, promote use of packaging most easily processed by paper mills

Ecolabel criteria for chemicals in paper products

EU Commission issues decision banning SVHCs, metal-based pigments, and dyes in EU Ecolabel graphic and tissue paper products