Food service

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.

Online catalog lists compostable plastics certified to decompose

September 20, 2013 2:37 pm ET

A new online database lists more than 3,300 kinds of compostable plastic products that have been certified to break down in commercial facilities.

Lollicup USA plans to manufacture food service line in California

September 3, 2013 2:37 pm ET

Patriotism, a sense of consumer safety and automation are all factoring into a California company’s decision to move manufacturing of plastic food service products to the United States.

San Jose votes to ban polystyrene foam containers

August 27, 2013 11:08 pm ET

San Jose, Calif., will become the largest city in the country to pass a ban polystyrene foam containers for food service. The City Council on Aug. 27 passed a measure to phase out the material starting in 2014.

San Jose, Calif., set to vote on PS ban

August 26, 2013 9:36 pm ET

San Jose, Calif., may become the largest U.S. city to ban polystyrene foam containers for food service.

El Cerrito, Calif., poised to ban plastic bags, polystyrene foam

August 22, 2013 1:52 pm ET

El Cerrito, Calif., is one step closer to banning plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers, as the City Council passed both measures on first reading Aug. 20.

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