Amidst growing pressure to meet stricter environmental controls in manufacturing operations, packaging is one area that allows beverage firms to play up their green efforts.
Water giant Evian has announced the UK launch of a lighter rPET eco bottle.
Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.
Countries with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, such as parts of the US and the UK, could lower their carbon footprint substantially by sending PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles to...
Energy savings of 77 per cent are claimed for the first US bottled spring water company to use 100 per cent recycled plastic in its bottles.
Metal packaging association Empac has launched an interactive scorecard that calculates the carbon footprint of metal cans and other products.
Tea bags sold in the UK are only 70 to 80 per cent biodegradable, according to a report published by Which? - a consumer rights watchdog.
Having just obtained FSC chain-of-custody (CSC) certification at its main European sites, Elopak is now taking on the higher hurdle of worldwide certification.
Reacting to suggestions that industry may be approaching the natural limits of lightweighting, Euromonitor has argued that there is still plenty of scope to reduce the weight of PET packs,...
The green credentials of disposable PET bottles have improved in Germany over the past two years to such an extent that they now stand on a par with multi-use glass...
Eastman is considering the possible sale of its PET business as weak demand from the beverage industry dampens growth figures.
The results of a new study show PET plastic bottles outperform aluminium can and glass bottles in terms of environmental footprint by using less energy, generating less solid waste, and...
Never before has the dangling of golden carrots in the boardroom been so closely scrutinised. DSM and others’ decisions to ensure those carrots have green shoots of sustainability attached to...
Pouches are tipped to more than double their share of the US beverage packaging market over the next decade as manufacturers look for greener options.
Tetra Pak, Elopak, and SIG Combibloc increased sharply their purchase of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified or controlled wood fibres last year, according to a new report.
Providing a variety of milk packaging sizes could be more fruitful environmentally than switching to “greener” materials.
Coca-Cola Co yesterday announced the selective global roll-out of its new PET bottle made from up to 30 per cent plant materials such as sugar and molasses.
All bottled water sold in New York State must include a 5 cent recycling deposit from 31 October following a court filing late last week.
Sidel says its decision to join the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) is motivated by the need to advance and promote the environmental credentials of PET.
SIG Combibloc claims to have launched the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified range of drink cartons for fruit juice drinks and ice teas in Europe.
Arla Foods, through its partnership with Logoplaste, claims to have developed the lightest two pint polybottle for milk in the UK.
PET bottles are a greener alternative to glass or aluminium cans, according to a new study into the environmental impact of single use packaging.
Food giant Nestle is to launch its first range of mineral water in the US packaged in bottles containing 25 per cent recycled PET (rPET) and is supporting the launch...
A federal judge has unblocked the passage of the expanded New York State bottle bill following a legal challenge from beverage companies.
Combining recycling streams of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polylactic acid (PLA) containers could place the future of both in jeopardy, a leading trade body has cautioned.
A war of words has broken out within the bioplastics packaging industry with two trade bodies levelling a series of negative allegations about the different sectors.