Shelf Engine has a plan to reduce food waste at grocery stores, and $12 million in new cash to do it

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Replacing plastic with plant pulp for sustainable packaging attracts a billionaire backer

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Zume buys packaging company, with eyes on plant-based plastic alternative

Zume Inc. (they of the robotic pizza) has acquired Southern California-based Pivot, designer of plant-based packaging material. Along with the deal, Zume will be opening a 70,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in the area. Zume notes that it has actually been in the food packaging industry in one form or other since 2016, when it introduced a […]

Amazon puts $10M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities

Amazon announced today that it has invested $10 million in Closed Loop Fund, which finances the creation of recycling infrastructure and services in U.S. cities. In a statement, the e-commerce behemoth claimed that its investment will keep one million tons of recyclable material out of landfills and “eliminate the equivalent of two million metric tons of […]

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

It’s not every chief executive who wakes up in the morning to a view of their office door across the parking lot from the Airstream trailer they call home, but Jesse Genet isn’t every CEO. Genet is the co-founder and chief executive of Lumi, a Los Angeles-based startup that supplies the packaging for some of […]