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Plink! The effervescent future of functional beverages

By Elizabeth Crawford

Once associated with refreshment and relaxation, the crack of a can or hiss of gas following the twist of bottle top is becoming a source of anxiety for some consumers who associate it with single-use plastic, broken recycling systems and unwanted litter.

Only 45% of cans are currently recycled in the US - but that's better than glass or plastic, according to the CMI. Pic:getty/kaisphoto

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

By Rachel Arthur

Less than half of beverage cans in the US are currently recycled: but US can manufacturers want to see 80% recycled by 2040 and 90% by 2050. So how can these goals be reached?

Source: E. Crawford

Summer Fancy Food Show

Packaging innovations help wake up sleepy categories by adding fun, convenience

By Elizabeth Crawford

By leveraging packaging innovations that increase fun and flavor while decreasing mess and monotony, startups at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York this month are waking up sleepy categories, expanding their segments’ traditional user bases and standing...

Photo Credit: GettyImages / Diana Miller

Study: Turning waste from apples into a compostable packaging solution

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Scientists from Oregon State University have developed a way to turn apple waste into compostable packaging material that could serve as the main ingredient for molded pulp packaging (e.g. egg cartons, beverage cartons, and take-out containers) and as...

Photo copyright: Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen/Nofima

Nofima meats packaging evaluation demands

By Joseph James Whitworth

A meat manufacturer has sought the help of a Norwegian research institute to evaluate barrier properties of its revamped packaging and avoid discolouration.

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