McDonald's announces it's working to ditch Plastic Straws
June 15, 2018
McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland will complete transition to paper straws in 2019; In Belgium the QSR chain is testing alternatives to plastic straws and trials are planned in the United States, France, Sweden, Norway and Australia later this year.
PepsiCo Launches 2025 Sustainability Agenda
October 18, 2016
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced an ambitious global sustainability agenda designed to foster continued business growth in a way that responds to changing consumer and societal needs.
Winnaz potato chips take on Lay's in Rwanda
May 04, 2016
Pascal Murasira, co-founder and managing partner of Rwanda-based Hollanda FairFoods, tells about the opportunities and challenges for his company that manufactures potato chips under the brand name Winnaz.
applications of Bio-on Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)
March 22, 2015
Pizzoli S.p.A., Italy's largest operator in the potato sector and Bio-on S.p.A., the leader in eco-sustainable chemical technologies, will collaborate to build Italy's first PHAs bioplastic production plant using waste product from the potato agro-industrial process.
 Tom's of Maine
August 02, 2013
Tom’s of Maine, a leading natural products company focused on oral and personal care, is looking to reduce end-of-life waste from its products even more by experimenting with biodegradable packaging made from potato starch.
 Con desechos de la papa desarrollarán envases biodegradables para la industria avícola
July 04, 2013
Innovador proyecto, cofinanciado por la Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA), beneficiará directamente a los productores en términos de costos, logística e imagen, al emplear un sistema más sustentable ambientalmente.
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June 30, 2013
One of India's states, Himachal Pradesh will impose a ban on using polythene for packaging non-essential eatables, especially potato chips and candies, from July 1, officials said on Sunday.
 Quieter biodegradable sunchips packaging explained
March 08, 2011
In October last year we wrote in a PotatoPro Newsletter about biodegradable snack bags and addressed the noise issues Frito-lay had with their SunChips packaging. Now Frito-lay has reduced the noise of the biodegradable SunChips packaging and are now introducing Quieter 100% compostable SunChips bags.
 Sunchips
November 03, 2010
In the last PotatoPro Newsletter 'Chips bags from potato peel? Biodegradable snack packaging' we focused on the changes Frito-Lay was making to the 'noisy'biodegradable Sunchips bags. Sunchips original will continue to be sold in the 'noisy'compostable bags, but all other Sunchips versions will be packed in regular (non-compostable) packaging until an improved biodegradable packaging is developed.
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November 03, 2010
This morning, with its partners and several guests from the food and packaging fields in attendance, Polytechnique Montréal inaugurated the NSERC/Saputo/Excel Pac Industrial Research Chair in Materials and films for safe, smart and sustainable (3S) packaging.
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