Boutique handmade chocolate company Dirty Cow says it has boosted its sustainability credentials after a collaboration with Parkside to create a compostable pack for its range of innovative vegan and dairy-free ‘messy’ chocolate bars.
After skipping last year because of the COVID-19 restrictions on live events, ProSweets Cologne is set to return to its usual home, the Koelnmesse, in January 2022, with a focus on sustainable packaging for the snacks and sweets industry.
Five of the UK’s largest branded manufacturers: Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, have collaborated to form a £1m ($1.41m) fund to help make flexible plastic recycling economically viable for recyclers and easier for consumers.
Mondelēz International is removing more than 6.4 million plastic windows from its chocolate eggs this Easter, taking 5.4 tonnes of plastic out of the environment and making the packaging easier for consumers to recycle.
Mondelēz International has pledged to increase its commitment to reduce use of virgin plastics in its packaging, as part of the confectionery giant’s ongoing environmental efforts across its portfolio.
The food sector – and society more generally – needs to take a joined-up approach to issues around plastics, pollution, food safety and waste, Dow Packaging and Specialty’s Sustainability Director Jeff Wooster tells FoodNavigator. “These issues are interconnected;...