Gum titan Wrigley has blasted proposals in Wales to introduce a 5p levy on chewing gum for cleaning up gum-littered streets that it argues would give consumers a license to litter and would harm oral health.
UK-based polymer firm Revolymer has gained novel foods approval in the EU for a gum base that degrades faster than conventional bases and is seeking commercial partners to launch chewing gum products in the EU.
Irish researchers have patented the process for a non-sticky, biodegradable gum that uses cereal proteins to replace rubber gum bases in chewing gum and are looking for companies to commercialise the product.
UK based Revolymer said it hopes to launch its less sticky and degradable chewing gum brand REV7 in Europe by the end of this year following EFSA’s recent positive novel foods opinion for its Rev-7 gum base polymer.
Effective enforcement of litter laws coupled with consumer education programmes rather than costly clean ups is the only sustainable approach to chewing gum litter, claims the Irish gum litter task force (GLT), which includes members of the chewing gum...
In a break from artificial gum formulations, a consortium of Mexican co-operatives have used an organic gum base as the key natural ingredient for a new biodegradable gum set to spear soaring natural and sustainable food trends.