Food service

Washington mayor seeking ban on polystyrene food-service containers

November 11, 2013 3:52 pm ET

Washington, D.C., already has a 5-cent plastic bag fee in place. Now the mayor is pushing for a ban on polystyrene foam.

Ecopax paying fine for air emission violations

November 4, 2013 2:45 pm ET

A manufacturer of food-grade polystyrene foam containers has agreed to pay a $192,000 fine for alleged air emission violations.

Huhtamaki sells Italian food-service business

October 30, 2013 3:54 pm ET

Huhtamaki Oyj has sold a non-core, commodity food-service business in Italy.

Compostables face barriers in food business

October 10, 2013 9:41 am ET

Composters, manufacturers and restaurant executives have some ground to cover before compostable plastic products get wider use in the food industry, according to Jeff Clark, director of the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve Education Sustainability Program.


Heat-sensitive lids can save your skin

October 10, 2013 9:38 am ET

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Have you ever had a first sip of coffee from your takeout cup — and burned your tongue or lips?

Berry Plastics buys Graphic Packaging unit, sells Kits and Catering business

October 1, 2013 6:42 pm ET

Berry Plastics Group Inc. is pushing deeper into one business and retreating from another.


McDonald's nixes PS foam ... again: Fast-food giant hops on ban wagon

September 27, 2013 1:58 pm ET

Polystyrene foam has taken another body blow from McDonald's Corp., which famously abandoned the PS clamshell burger package way back in 1990. Today's target: the PS foam hot-drink cup.

New owners take charge at Milwaukee molder Perles Bros.

September 26, 2013 3:19 pm ET

Custom injection molder Pereles Bros. Inc. of Milwaukee has new owners that are ready to expand the company. “We see a real opportunity for us to grow it considerably over the next 10-20 years,” said Steve Iram, the new president, in a phone interview.


McDonald's to phase out PS hot beverage cups

September 25, 2013 4:10 pm ET

McDonald's Corp. aims to eliminate the use of millions of polystyrene hot beverage cups in the United States following a successful large scale test of paper cups.


Compostable plastics may help boost cities' food-waste programs

September 25, 2013 11:58 am ET

Composting food waste is the next step for cities hungry to reach recycling goals and reroute organic matter back to the soil instead of landfills and incinerators.

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