The landmark legislation also restricts single-use plastics. Because California’s economy is so big, experts say, the law could have far-reaching effects.
In India, the large mammals see trash in village dumps as a buffet, but researchers found they are inadvertently consuming packaging and utensils.
In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, packaging is taking on different forms that can be more easily recycled or that do away with plastic altogether.
Rising energy costs are lifting the prices of key materials and intensifying inflation, compounding supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic.
The containers we use over and over, from Cool Whip tubs to Taster’s Choice jars, can evoke stronger feelings than the food that came in them.
The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels.
Hormone-disrupting phthalates can be found in everything from plastics and household goods to personal care products. Studies have shown they may be harmful to women’s reproductive systems.
The well-known three-arrows symbol doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is actually recyclable. A new bill would limit the products allowed to feature the mark.
The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”
Glass bottles are the largest source of the wine industry’s carbon footprint. Several companies are experimenting with new shipping methods.
The world’s biggest online retailer must become a leader in reducing single-use packaging.
Immigrant entrepreneurs are working with designers and brand strategists to create packaging that appeals to a wider range of consumers.
The move comes nearly four years after a study showed that chemicals believed to cause health problems in children and reproductive issues in adults were found in mass-market macaroni and cheese packets.
Quaker Oats announced it would drop the name Aunt Jemima last summer after the killing of George Floyd and the widespread protests over racial inequality.
As programs shutter and plastic use rises in the pandemic, a New York bill to get manufacturers to pick up the recycling tab could offer a solution.
The best holiday cookies are the ones you’ve made yourself. Here are tips for assembling gift boxes and getting them to loved ones.
Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?
The Boxxle, which holds four bottles of wine or the wine bladder from a box wine, conveniently dispenses wine whenever you need it.
The hot cereal joins Aunt Jemima, Eskimo Pie and other products that have shifted brand names and images amid calls for racial justice.
PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
Reports that the virus was detected in a trans-continental shipment of frozen chicken wings sparked concerns online. But experts aren’t worried.
The supermarket chain said it was in the process of phasing out names, including Trader Ming’s and Trader José, that have appeared on its international food products.
Already on an upswing in recent years, the sales of pre-mixed drinks are now booming.
With soup and vegetables flying off supermarket shelves to feed a shut-in nation, canneries are bustling — and they really need metal containers.
The company, a farmer-owned cooperative formed in 1921, said it would replace the decades-old illustration with photos of its members on some products.
If it seems like plastic is everywhere, that’s because it is. But there are easy ways to limit your exposure.
Experts say adults and children alike can benefit from avoiding canned goods and certain plastics and substituting natural products for commercial cleaning products.