FDA nixes PFAS, EPR food packaging tips, Tetra Pak cartons recycled for 3D printing, craft beer reaches new heights, what's brewing in coffee packaging?

Rick Lingle, Senior Technical Editor

February 29, 2024

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Food and beverage brands constantly launch new products and new packages, many of which are posted to social media — if you can find them. Packaging Digest highlights the best of them on a regular basis, with the most recent “find” at the beginning. Come back often to quickly scroll through to see what you’ve missed.

This content archives the Best in Food & Beverage Packaging for February. For the live stream, click here.

FDA reports that grease-proofing materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are no longer being sold for use in food packaging in the US.

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3 tips for the best EPR-forward packaging.

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Tetra Pak to recycle waste into 3D printing feedstock.

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Craft beer market reaching new heights: Alaska Airlines serves its first-ever custom craft beer.

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Machinery-inspired beer can label design.

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What’s brewing in coffee packaging?

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Club Zero promises zero packaging waste at stadiums and other venues in the UK.

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5 ways to use QR codes to maximum effect on beverage packaging.

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Top 10 beverage manufacturing innovators

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Carlsberg and Ball join forces to increase recycling rates and recycled content in cans.

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Where's Lucky? You won't find him on Lucky Charms limited-edition packaging from General Mills.

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Budweiser 's clever marketing move shifts focus from beer cans to barrels and bottles.

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Paboco accelerates production for its paper bottles.

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Pepsi cross-branding with the can is a perfect fit.

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Scotch whisky distiller Laphroaig gives consumers the boot.

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Amazon accelerates sustainability efforts by leveraging AI and machine learning to reduce returns and food waste.

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Budweiser teams with Trivium Packaging to create an award-winning aluminum beer bottle.

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The European Commission moves to ban Bisphenol-A (BPA) in food packaging.

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Thorough analysis of 2024 consumer and food packaging trends.

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Red packaging draws meat eaters to vegan food.

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SEE’s Cryovac Barrier Formable Paper is made from 90% paper.

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O-I Glass creates bottle to decarbonise wine packaging.

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California legislators want to ban plastic bags for food.

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Dairy packaging innovations.

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“Awesome” new Oreos Space Dunk packaging.

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Novolex snags two Foodservice Packaging Awards including for digital printing on molded fiber packaging.  

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Not sure what NoDa beer packaging was like before, but the after is nice.

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Would California ban aseptic cartons?

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PHA biopolymer coating makes noodle cup sold at retail compostable.

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Aluminum cans are crushing the beverage packaging competition.

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First-of-its-kind whiskey packaging.

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Amcor, world’s largest consumer goods packaging supplier, cuts workforce by 5% (2,000 jobs).

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Brand’s shortbreads sold in paper and bamboo packaging.

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Soft drink brand Crystal Light debuts new logo and packaging design.

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Barrier biopolymer polyethylene furanoate is gaining traction including by a major retailer that will debut PEF bottled juice this year.

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Kp’s flexible film range unlocks recycling of protein packaging.

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Healthy-growing antimicrobial packaging projected to surpass $15.2 billion by 2032.

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Digital printing showcases new beer bottles.

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Taghleef Industries will present sustainable solutions including Mars Kind bar wrapped in packaging with recycled content during Easyfairs Pack UK.

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Goodday cultured milk drink brand debuts engaging smart packaging experience.

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Food and beverage packaging roasts and toasts cites 5 fails and 5 wins in January.

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Parmalat unveils its first certified white rPET bottle for UHT milk made with 50% PCR plastic.

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About the Author(s)

Rick Lingle

Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-408-7184.

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