Food In Canada

  • Packaging Report: The Greener Side of Plastics

    December 8, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Canadian consumers have long been confident in the beneficial use of plastics as food packaging. These benefits vary from providing longer shelf life (thanks to moisture, oxygen and/or carbon dioxide barrier properties) to preventing loss of flavour and smell, to

  • Expanding Options in Recycling

    February 23, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) have long since recognized the benefit in using automated sorting equipment to more accurately and more efficiently sort their plastic packaging waste streams. Until recently, this type of technology was used primarily for bottles, both PET

  • Shifting Gears

    January 20, 2009 by Food in Canada

    Packaging has been taking a lot of heat lately. This has come from politicians, consumers and environmental groups for a multitude of sins, including its contribution to litter, its burden on landfills, the cost of collection and recycling, and even

  • The Comeback Kid

    January 20, 2009 by Food in Canada

    About 15 years ago, soft drink companies began switching from glass to PET bottles. They were cheaper, of course, and larger companies could even make the bottles themselves. For the glass industry, the shift hit hard, and some insiders thought

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