Plastic

Lactips is looking to the replacement of polyvinyl alcohol films in home care and I&I applications, such as dishwasher tabs.

BASF signs contract with Lactips

By Jim Cornall

BASF and Lactips have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural ingredients.

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

By Beth Newhart

Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.

A look at the potential for a plastic tax in the UK, and the growth of an ice cream companyin Northern Ireland. Pic: ©Getty Images/sergeyryzhov

Dairy Dialog podcast: Plastic tax and ice cream expansion

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast explores the recently-announced potential for tax on plastics in the UK, with an in-depth and far-reaching interview with PFF Packaging Group’s Kenton Robbins, and the expansion of Morelli’s, a fast-growing ice-cream company...

PTI's shelf ready models. Picture: PTI.

Former Nestlé packaging expert joins PTI

By Jenny Eagle

Former rigid packaging specialist for Nestlé’s Nestec Product Technology Center, Thierry Fabozzi has been named president of Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI).