Green Packaging

Do ecolabels support sustainable shopping? / Pic: GettyImages-WeAre

Do ecolabels drive sustainable choices?

By Katy Askew

Ecolabels, many hope, could offer consumers the information they need to promote the purchase of environmentally friendly foods. Oxford University researchers decided to put this theory to the test in an experimental field study.

Fudge Kitchen's new confectionery pouches. Pic: Fudge Kitchen

Packaging

Fudge Kitchen introduces new eco pouches

By Anthony Myers

UK artisan confectioners, Fudge Kitchen, is putting sustainability at the forefront of its business with the launch of a new range of products in fully compostable pouches.

UK manufacturers and importers of 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging are expected to submit their PPT return by end of July or face penalties. Pic: GettyImages/Rafmaster

Are you Plastic Packaging Tax return ready?

By Gill Hyslop

Packaging data specialist Ecoveritas has issued a reminder to UK businesses to be prepared to submit their Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) return before the end of July.

Milliways Gum makes a statement for World Earth Day 2022. Pic: Milliways

Environment

UK chewing gum brand calls for new plastic policy

By Anthony Myers

Ahead of World Earth Day (22 April), UK chewing gum brand Milliways is calling for the government to introduce a new policy that would reduce single-use plastic pollution and educate consumers about the potentially harmful ingredients used in mainstream...

Venchi's new eco-friendly Easter collection. Pic: Venchi

Packaging

Venchi’s Easter 2022 collection to feature eco packaging

By Anthony Myers

Italian luxury chocolate manufacturer Venchi says its Easter 2022 collection is accompanied by a more sustainable initiative, with all its wrappers and ribbons made from recycled PET, FSC-certified paper, cotton-blend fabric.

Dirty Cow Chocolate's new green packaging. Pic: Dirty Cow

Environment

Dirty Cow Chocolate makes move to eco-packaging

By Anthony Myers

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.

Lovechock bars carry the The Plastic Free logo after being approved three years ago. Pic: Lovechock

Environment

Lovechock celebrates 10-year plastic-free milestone

By Anthony Myers

Ethical raw chocolate manufacturer Lovechock BV is celebrating 10 years of being Plastic Free’, after making the move to renewable and compostable NatureFlex cellulose films for its packaging.

Cadbury Easter eggs are plastic window free this year. Pic: Mondelēz

Environment

Mondelēz cuts plastic windows from its UK Easter eggs

By Anthony Myers

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 said it is aiming for at least a 25% reduction in virgin plastic use. Pic: Mondelēz International

Environment

Mondelēz commits to virgin plastic reduction

By Anthony Myers

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 new recyclable paper packaging is now added to the full Smarties range. Pic: Nestlé

Packaging

Smarties makes switch to recyclable paper packaging

By Anthony Myers

Nestlé’s Smarties is set to become the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging, eliminating approximately 250 million plastic packs sold worldwide every year.

47% of American claim to have purchased unfamiliar brands based solely on the item's packaging. Pic: GettyImages/Goran 13

Smart packaging

The influence of savvy packaging

By Gill Hyslop

Shorr Packaging recently published its 2020 Food Packaging & Consumer Behavior Report, which looks into how food packaging can dictate consumer purchasing decisions.

Minebea's high-speed checkweighing solution. Pic: Minebea

Production

Increasing productivity in the confectionery industry

By Anthony Myers

The global consumption of confectionery is growing steadily, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and for manufacturers of chocolate, sweets, chewing gum and other confectionery, this means making their production facilities fast, flexible, economical...

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact. Photo: Nestlé

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact

By Jenny Eagle

Nestlé has signed the European Plastics Pact, to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable and reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third by 2025.

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