‘Cut food waste using a smart packaging concept.’ In this year’s PackChallenge, BillerudKorsnäs sets students at Berghs School of Communication a challenge for a sustainable future. The world produces enough food for 11 billion people, yet 800 million people are under nourished. One major reason for this is the food waste that occurs in all parts of the value chain: In harvesting, production, storage and transport, as well as in stores, restaurants and consumers’ homes. In Europe and the US, around 30 percent of food produced is wasted, and more than 40 percent of that waste occurs in stores and in consumers’ homes. Every portion of food that is wasted corresponds to the amount of resources used to make it. The basic purpose of packaging is to protect the product and allow it to be transported. But imagine if it could help reduce food waste in other ways too! This year’s PackChallenge is to create a strong concept that clearly communicates that packaging should be viewed as a hero with a clear purpose. click Read More for additional detail
Amcor Limited (ASX: AMC) and Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS) announce that regulatory clearance has been received from the US Department of Justice in relation to the combination of the two companies. A condition of this approval is the previously announced sale of certain Amcor assets located in the US to Tekni-Plex, Inc.
All antitrust and other regulatory clearances have now been completed, and the final steps towards closing the transaction will now proceed.