How can industry achieve a circular bioeconomy in food packaging? The solution lies in valorising waste into packaging products that can later be biodegraded back into soil, according to Professor Jose Lagaron from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research.
In response to a new European Citizens’ Initiative calling for reverse vending machines in supermarket chains, EuroCommerce has raised concerns that deposit return schemes are ‘only one solution’, and ‘not a silver bullet in all circumstances’.
The European Brands Association (AIM) is working to prove the viability of digital watermarking technologies. With the support of brands including PepsiCo, Nestlé and Unilever, the trade association hopes to boost the accuracy of packaging sorting.