PepsiCo Sets Aggressive Packaging Sustainability Goals with pep+

Good News Notes: “PepsiCo has launched an ambitious sustainability initiative called pep+, which includes goals for making the company’s packaging, products, and overall business more environmentally friendly. The pep+ initiative’s three pillars are: (1) Positive Agriculture, with a focus on regenerative practices; (2) Positive Value Chain, including net-zero emissions by 2040, becoming net water positive, and…

SIITA Establishes A Zero-Waste System That Will Change The Paradigm For Solving Environmental Problems

Good News Notes: “Up to now, the existing biodegradation products have been neither completely decomposed nor recycled, which causes bigger problem. Specific conditions such as proper temperature, moisture, and aerobic property are required to vitalize activities of microorganisms and accordingly to decompose the biodegradation material. But there has not been the facilities equipped with such…

New ‘compostable’ takeaway range from Seal Packaging to be launched in sandwich bars

Good News Notes: “Seal Packaging has announced what it claims is a home compostable and sustainable takeaway food packaging range, which will be distributed by Tri-Star Packaging while Birley Sandwiches in London will be the first location to use the product.  Compostabowl, the new foodservice innovation from Seal Packaging, is made from bagasse, a plant-derived fibre material that the company says…

Poll reveals desire for compostable packaging

Good News Notes: “Apoll commissioned by compostable packaging supplier Tipa has revealed 78 per cent of Australian adults believe the most effective solution to the plastic waste crisis is compostable packaging, not recycling. Some nine-in-ten (89 per cent) of survey respondents are said to be concerned about the plastic waste generated from packaging, and a…

Introducing the First Zero-Waste Haircare for Beauty Retailers

Good News Notes: “Vaycay Beauty, focusing on inclusive and sustainable haircare, launches two new products this month, including an Ayurvedic shampoo bar to tackle growth. Vaycay Beauty is bringing the importance of plastic-free to the forefront of the clean beauty movement with two new luxury shampoo and conditioner sets launching this month. The South-Asian owned…

Coffee Pod Convenience Without the Landfill Guilt: Introducing the Home-Compostable Coffee Capsule, Co-Developed by Jabil and Prosol

Good News Notes: “Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a division of manufacturing solutions provider Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL), today announced a significant advancement in coffee pod sustainability with the launch of their home-compostable coffee capsule for single serve espresso brewers. This high-barrier coffee capsule improves on existing solutions by eliminating the need for a plastic or foil pouch that…

McDonald’s To Phase Out Plastic Toys From Its Happy Meals

Good News Notes: “The toys that come in McDonald’s Happy Meals will soon be made mostly from corn and other materials rather than from fossil fuel-based plastic, the fast-food chain says. The switch is already underway in some international markets; it’s expected to be complete globally by 2025. “Making our toys out of renewable, recycled,…

Echo redesigns new Smarties range with 100% plastic free materials

Good News Notes: “Smarties’ plastic free commitments helped broaden Echo’s creative process to think outside the box while maintaining the playfulness of the brand and making it a learning experience for kids. “Following the launch of Smarties music creator in 2020, a physical and digitally interactive toy that enables children to create their own tunes,…

Grove Collaborative is First with Plastic-Free Refillable Deodorant Pack

Good News Notes: “Dove did it. Secret and Old Spice did it. And now, sustainability-focused disruptor brand Grove Collaborative has done it. They’ve introduced a refillable deodorant system. But in Grove Collaborative’s case, the deodorant package—a cylindrical, aluminum “forever case”—is plastic-free, which is not the case, it says, with the packaging offered by its larger…