The beautiful world of packaged food has a few issues it needs to deal with – and one of them is plastic packaging. Plastic packaging was introduced because it was (and is), among other things, convenient and very flexible, and an excellent material to safeguard food from going to waste. But there are also downsides of using plastic packaging. Together with co-host Maartje van den Berg, Consumer Foods-to-Go host Cyrille Filott explores the challenges and opportunities in plastic packaging with Rabobank’s strategist for packaging, Susan Hansen. Although there’s no magic bullet when it comes to solving the current challenges with plastic packaging waste, during the conversation, Susan points out various initiatives that are being taken to improve the sustainability of plastic packaging.Read more
The market in southern Europe is delivering mixed signals for cold chain operators. Domestically, perishable food consumption is stagnating, but there are increased trade opportunities for perishable food.Read more
Changes to China’s recovered paper (RCP) policy have disrupted the country's corrugated packaging growth and global RCP trade flows. And – according to a new RaboResearch F&A report, An Unsettled Future for China's RCP Market – a potential import ban could soon trigger a new round of disruptions.Read more
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