Plastic 2.Ocean: Seafood packaging, made from shellfish

24 September 2019. Food waste and marine plastic pollution are two of mankind’s most pressing concerns . At a time when one in nine people are deemed to be malnourished, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that as much as one-third of all the food produced globally is lost or wasted. Read more…


Plastics|SA releases plastics recycling figures for 2018

22 August 2019. Key findings of the 2018 Recycling Survey. Read more…


Edible beverage packaging set to hit the UK high street

22 August 2019. Edible beverage packaging is set to hit the UK high street, following a trial with Lucozade Ribena Suntory at the London Marathon earlier this year. Read more…


The World’s First Flat Wine Bottle Won an Award for Packaging Innovation

18 September 2018 – And it soon could be used for selling spirits as well. Read more…


Studying the Wine-in-a-Can market

12 September 2018 – Respondents were aware of wine-in-a-can options, they could not remember a brand name selling this type of wine packaging. Read more…


US: Canned wine is no longer a fad

3 September 2018 – Sales of canned wine grew 43 percent in the U.S. from June 2017 to June 2018. Read more…


Agriculture packaging market expects a rapid growth by 2028

7 August 2019 – In terms of revenue, the global agriculture packaging market is estimated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% by 2028, owing to numerous factors. Read more…


Are Screw Caps Better for Aging Wine Than Corks?

28 July 2018 – It’s an ongoing debate in the wine world: cork or screw cap. On one side, you have groups like traditionalists and a very active cork industry trade association. Meanwhile, the pro-screwcap contingent also takes a number of forms, such as drinkers who prefer the convenience or wineries worried about their products getting “corked.”  But a prominent Australian winery recently expressed a sentiment you might not hear that often: screwcaps are better for aging wine as well. Read more…


Is the closure war coming to an end?

28 April 2018 – The debate around closures has been part of the world of wine for several decades, and like most matters where belief carries more weight than the facts, it has acquired the intensity of religious dogma. Read more…


More wine bottles now under screwcap

16 April 2018 – The use of aluminum closures is rising – so much so, that screwcaps now account for almost 30% of the total global bottled still wine market. Read more…