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Food Packaging Industry – A Critical Review of Literature

The objective of food contact materials (FCM) or food contact article (FCA) is to package and safeguard food during transportation and storage, to increase shelf life or for branding purposes. It includes all materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. (FCM) can release substances into food and beverages to which the consumer will be exposed to through their diet. These substances can be intentionally added substances (IAS) or non-intentionally added substances (NIAS). Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) are chemicals that have not been added for a technical reason during the production process. The presence of, possibly toxic, NIAS is often not known by the manufacturer itself.

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Emmi Partners with Tetra Pak for AR Packaging

Swiss milk processor, Emmi, in partnership with food packaging company, Tetra Pak, has launched an augmented reality (AR) connected experience accessed via its smart packaging. Created in partnership with digital experiences studio, Appetite Creative, the AR-enabled experience seeks to encourage healthy, happy and positive lifestyles among customers.

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Coca-Cola Debuts Label-less Bottles in S. Korea

The Coca-Cola Company on Monday released its first label-free plastic bottles in South Korea.

The company has removed the plastic label to increase recycling efficiency and adapt to the nonlabel trend in the industry to protect the environment.

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Innovative Coated Paper Proves a Sustainable Ice Cream Packaging Material

GROM has launched new paper-based spoons in its scoop shops across the UK, France and Portugal, thanks to Qwarzo’s unique coating technology, which transforms paper into a suitable material.

Importantly, the new spoons are fully recyclable and compostable. Qwarzo’s innovative coating technology makes them resistant to water and grease by providing paper with an environmentally friendly barrier layer.

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It’s time to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems in achieving a Circular Economy for beverage packaging

Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) urge the EU to acknowledge the role of Deposit Refund Systems (DRS) and support the establishment of minimum requirements for new DRS in the revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. They also reiterate their full commitment to collaborate with policymakers and local stakeholders in the implementation of efficient industry-wide collection schemes across the EU.

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