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REWE packages organic pears in trays made of grass. Photo: REWE

Green light for packaging made of grass

21/03/2019

Since its market introduction in 2017, interest in grass paper as a packaging material has been increasing. Currently mainly used for fruit and vegetable trays, the application fields are steadily expanding. One brand new field: self-adhesive labels.
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Increasingly popular: World-wide turnover in the online food retail industry is expected to increase sevenfold to 365 billion US dollars by 2030. Photo: #207353932 | Copyright holder: Piman Khrutmuang

Online food services: China is a pioneer

08/03/2019

Ordering food and beverages online is growing in significance around the world. As a result, food and beverage producers and packaging manufacturers are developing cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions to meet consumers’ increasing demand.
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Flexible packaging is considered a resource-efficient solution due to its low weight. Photo: Iglo

Flexible Packaging could Save 26 Million Tons of Packaging Material

08/03/2019

Considering the lifecycle of food, flexible packaging accounts for less than 10% of the CO2 footprint on average.
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Plastic packaging

26/02/2019

Packaging is increasingly being assessed according to its sustainability, and this assessment covers environmental, economic and social aspects. Different packaging materials have different benefits. Plastic packaging has suffered a lot of criticism recently, yet one of its benefits is that it saves more resources than it uses.
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Meat-eating pitcher plants served as a blueprint for this invention. Due to their extremely smooth surface inside prey cannot escape.

No more waste: special coating makes for packaging that can be emptied 100%

19/02/2019

Mustard tubes, ketchup sachets but also toothpaste and the like: the last few product residues are often impossible to get and end up in the bin with the packaging. Now a commercially rewarding solution for complete emptying seems to have been found thanks to a new technical development.
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Products bearing this symbol come in packaging that is fit for heating in a micro-wave oven. Photo: #206300110, Lubo / fotolia.com

Packaging symbols, Part 8: Usage Instructions

06/02/2019

The parcel arrives – and then what? Apart from anything else, packaging also serves the important task of informing recipients about the properties and recommended handling of the products it contains. Correct labelling is the only way to avoid misuse and damage to products or harm to their users and prevent exclusion of liabilities.
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REWE invites shoppers to taste: chocolate granola with 15% or 30% less sugar. Photo: REWE Group

REWE starts “sugar test” with granola products

31/01/2019

From February 2019 food retailer REWE will enter its “second round” of sugar testing. After the chocolate pudding consumers are now invited to test chocolate granola.
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Packaging for Christmas

18/12/2018

The most beautiful time of the year is also the best-selling season for retail. There is no other time where so much is spent on shopping as during the period before Christmas. At the same time, the number of parcel deliveries increases proportionally because about half the shopping for Christmas is done online – as is also the case in Germany.
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Organic packaging materials: bagasse, palm leaves and bamboo as well as cardboard and paper from sustainably managed forests. Photo: Bionati

Sustainable packaging for healthy food shoppers

18/12/2018

All studies and forecasts are showing the same result: the demand for healthy, naturally farmed food is set to continue next year. In the future, however, sustainability will be seen as a requirement not only for the contents, but also the packaging.
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Depending on the issuing organisation, different symbols are used on the packaging of kosher products. Photo: Kashruth Council of Canada

Packaging symbols, Part 4: Kosher Foodstuffs

04/12/2018

Packaging symbols are very much part of life, and we see them everywhere. There are lots of them, but not everyone would be able to tell you offhand what each symbol stands for.
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