50th Anniversary Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans

Posted by Rebecca Watson - Packaging International Reporter on 05/09/2012 - 09:30:00

50th Anniversary Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup Cans

To mark their 50th anniversary, Campbell's Soup are releasing limited edition cans inspired by the artist Andy Warhol. The can labels will feature the artist's famous pop art style and be available in America

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Food Packaging Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 05/09/2012 - 03:00:00

Food Packaging Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease has been linked with a chemical commonly found in food packaging, Perfluorooctanoic acid. The link was established by an analysis of data taken from over 1,200 people

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Aluminium Cans Most Recycled Beverage Container in US

Posted by Rebecca Watson - Packaging International Reporter on 30/08/2012 - 06:20:00

Aluminium Cans Most Recycled Beverage Container in US

Aluminium cans have been reported to be the most recycled beverage container in the US with a rise to 65.1% in 2011 from the previous years 58.1%.

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Ten Year Old Succeeds in Battle for Environmental Packaging

Posted by Rebecca Watson - Packaging International Reporter on 29/08/2012 - 11:00:00

Ten Year Old Succeeds in Battle for Environmental Packaging

A 10 year old has managed to persuade a large US drinks chain to ditch their styrofoam cups in favour of a more eco-friendly alternative. Styrofoam can take up to one million years to break down, so the decision has been welcomed.

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Compostable Swedish Airline Breakfast Packs

Posted by Paul Fiddian - Packaging International's Lead Reporter on 29/08/2012 - 10:45:00

Compostable Swedish Airline Breakfast Packs

A Swedish regional airline will now be serving its breakfasts inside compostable packaging produced by Iggesund that keeps food fresher for longer

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Israeli Outrage at South African Labeling Policy

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 24/08/2012 - 06:15:00

Israeli Outrage at South African Labeling Policy

The Israeli government have angrily spoken out against South Africa's policy on product labeling, after the country identified items from West Bank settlements as coming from Palestine

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Attractive Packaging Makes Biscuits Taste Better

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 21/08/2012 - 07:00:00

Attractive Packaging Makes Biscuits Taste Better

A experiment hosted by the consumer group Which? has revealed that packaging can actually alter how consumers taste their food. Attractively packaged food tasted better for those participating

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Packaging Industry Calls for Raw Material Security

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 20/08/2012 - 04:35:00

Packaging Industry Calls for Raw Material Security

Bringing in raw materials from outside the UK could be detrimental to the packaging industry. UK Companies are calling on the government for raw material security.

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Could Printable Electronics Replace QR Codes?

Posted by Victoria Knowles - Packaging International Reporter on 14/08/2012 - 09:05:00

Could Printable Electronics Replace QR Codes?

South Korean researchers have developed small 'rectennas', a cross between an antenna and an AC/DC current converter which could replace QR code technology.

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China Has New Packaging Standards Set for 2013

Posted by Christine Alford - Packaging International Reporter on 13/08/2012 - 06:35:00

China Has New Packaging Standards Set for 2013

New Chinese food packaging regulations are set to come into practice in 2013 which will require basic nutritional information to appear on the packaging.

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