Processing & Packaging

Jellies emission heavy says Carbon Trust

Special Edition: alternatives to carbon heavy processes

Stoving eco project flounders but dairy and bakery go green

By Jane Byrne

Little industry interest in scaling up alternatives to the energy intensive conventional stoving method for jellies parked a UK agency’s bid to develop a microwave based method but low carbon technology projects in dairy and bakery are taking off.

Active and intelligent packaging: the future

Active and intelligent packaging: the future

By Jane Byrne

What role will active and intelligent components play in future food and drink packaging? We caught up with Chip Tonkin, director of the US based Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Interpack 2011 to find out.

Dairy UK calls for recycling revolution

Dairy UK calls for recycling revolution

By Ben Bouckley

Trade body Dairy UK has urged plastic suppliers to undertake a ‘recycling revolution’ by supplying dairy producers with more recycled plastic, as it unveiled a new industry target of a using a minimum of 30% recycled plastic in milk bottles.