This week I am starting my working week off in Düsseldorf. This is the home of Interpack, the once every three-year packaging colossus that takes over the trade showgrounds in that German city. I expect to visit many stands and look at many machines, ranging from bulk bag filling to packaging for shelf units.
Tetra Pak research has revealed that 55% of primary aged children in the UK are currently drinking milk at school, with consumption levels declining further amongst pre-schoolers and especially in children aged nine and older.
In this season of eating and drinking, it is timely to consider the issue of food waste. For example, Gropper Dairy in Germany has teamed up with the local government to help reduce waste at source, along with recycling and raising consumer awareness.
The German dairy Gropper dairy has together with a further 37 partners from Bavaria committed itself to combating the waste of foodstuffs.
Tetra Pak has launched Tetra Top with Separable Top, an product that enables consumers to detach the plastic top from the carton sleeve, allowing them to be recycled separately. Consumers can easily separate the plastic top from the sleeve with a simple thumb press, due to the pre-cut perforation on the outer layer of the cardboard. This is achieved […]
Richard Hands, chief executive, The Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment UK explains why he thinks cartons are the way forward for dairy packaging