Pizza robots are now turning waste into packaging

Good News Notes: “Unilever and PepsiCo have goals to design 100% of packaging to be reusable, recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025. Companies like Zume – formerly a robotics pizza company – are trying to make the compostable transition easier for brands, brokers and distributors by creating packaging out of agricultural waste and other materials local to the companies that…

Sony evolves sustainable packaging from bamboo sugarcane+recycled paper

Good News Notes:  “sony reveals a sustainable and eco-friendly packaging material made from bamboo, sugar cane fiber, and post-consumer recycled paper. cases, outer box, inner box, and protection pads can entirely be made of ‘original blended material’, a recyclable, durable, and long-lasting paper material produced without plastic and coloring. by changing the blending analogy, its body can be transformed into multiple…

Coca-Cola is introducing its first bottle made from 100% recycled plastic

Good News Notes: “Coca-Cola is launching a new bottle size for the first time in a decade, but it’s what the bottle’s made of that marks an even more notable first: 100% recycled plastic material. The new 13.2-ounce recyclable bottle that some customers will see on shelves this week is made entirely of other plastics, and…

Fast food chains testing reusable packaging to cut down on waste

Good News Notes: “Burger King is the latest of fast-food chain experimenting with reusable packaging for sandwiches, soft drinks, and coffee to cut down on waste winding up in landfills. The creator of The Whopper is among a growing list of food service chains partnering with TerraCycle’s zero-waste delivery platform, known as Loop. ‘[W]e’re investing…

Oregon Business – Can the Plastic

Good News Notes: “Portlanders Marcelle and Edward Abel are an active couple who enjoy traveling and hiking with their 11-year-old twins. Like many eco-conscious couples, they fill reusable bottles with water to take with them on trips. But — as is often the case with many of us — when their reusable containers run dry,…