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Tea bags can be made from plastic or paper, or use a combination of the two. Pic:getty/alexthq

Plastic tea bags release microplastics into brew, says study

By Rachel Arthur

Plastic tea bags can release billions of microplastic and nanoplastic particles into a cup of tea, according to Canadian researchers. But while the scientists say some brands have shifted to plastic tea bags instead of paper ones, the industry counters...

PepsiCo wants to boost rPET in plastic bottles - or avoid them entirely. Pic:getty/antoninokhr

PepsiCo: 'We're radically reinventing how we think about packaging'

By Rachel Arthur

Beverage and snack giant PepsiCo says it can avoid the use of 67 billion plastic bottles through 2025, thanks to the expansion of its SodaStream business. Meanwhile, its wider ‘Beyond the Bottle’ strategy is looking at other ways it can move away from...

60-second interview: Lifeway Foods gears up for entry into CBD market

60-second interview: Lifeway Foods gears up for entry into CBD market

By Elaine Watson

After several years of strong growth driven by its core kefir business, Lifeway Foods’ revenues have plateaued at around the $120m market in recent years, while sales in the latest quarter were down 14% YoY. However, a new line of plant-based functional...

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