Amongst FMCGs, governments, and consumers, who is responsible for turning the tide on plastic pollution? FoodNavigator asks Coca-Cola Europacific Partners GB, NGO A Plastic Planet, and plastic alternative start-up Sulapac, for their takes on the plastic...
Soil health and pollutant-free ingredients are now must-have environmental and health credentials that food and drink manufacturers should embrace, believes Mandy Saven, Director of Consumer Lifestyle at trends intelligence agency Stylus.
The food sector – and society more generally – needs to take a joined-up approach to issues around plastics, pollution, food safety and waste, Dow Packaging and Specialty’s Sustainability Director Jeff Wooster tells FoodNavigator. “These issues are interconnected;...
Much of plastic recycling labelling is ‘confusing and inconsistent’, according to a global assessment of recycling and sustainability labelling. The UN Environment Programme and Consumers International have set out five global recommendations for change.
The Food and Drink Federation has complained that the UK’s newly announced plastic tax will penalise food and beverage producers and called for efforts to instead improve the country’s recycling infrastructure.
Rising public awareness of the problem of plastic pollution can help polymers such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) make more headway in the food sector, believes Mark Lapping, CEO of PVOH polymer manufacturer Aquapak.
Public pressure to find solutions to plastic pollution means companies are ‘on the verge’ of swapping to other materials with ‘new, and potentially greater, environmental consequences’, a new report warns.
Attempts by food retailers to encourage customers away from using plastic packaging won’t tackle the enormity of the plastic pollution problem, warns an academic, who believes “strong intervention is needed to move the food system to another place.”