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, glass bottles, and beverage cans.
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 bottles, according to life cycle analysis from the from Institute for Energy and Environmental...
The development of a new 16oz PET salad dressing bottle that uses 20 per cent less material than the industry standard represents a major advance in lightweighting, said manufacturer Amcor Rigid Plastics.
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 creating significantly fewer greenhouse gases, claims the PET Resin...
Infants aged up to six months have the greatest exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) through polycarbonate bottles although levels are well below safety limits set by regulatory bodies, a new study has found.
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 them is a wise and forward thinking move.
Naya Spring Water said it is the first bottled water company to use 100 per cent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in its containers, as it prepares to roll out the product in the United States.
Nestle said plans to lightweight one of it PET bottles by almost a quarter will realise huge cost and environmental savings as it reconfirmed its belief in the long-term profitability of bottled water.
Improved bottle quality and the ability to include higher amounts of food-grade recycled PET are claims made for a new preform beverage packaging system by manufacturers Husky Injection Moulding Systems.
Rexam aims to produce 60 million units of its Fusion aluminium bottle in the first year of full production at its Czech Republic plant, in response to increasing industry and consumer interest in the product.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is taking Eco Canteen, a manufacturer of stainless steel beverage containers, to court in the US, after its TV advertising campaign allegedly made “false and misleading” claims about bottled water.
Representatives of the UK soft drink industry claim that ‘creative’ innovation across the industry is keeping manufacturers on track to meet their sustainability goals, though more must be done in the future.
Less may seemingly be more for some soft drinks pack designs amidst consumer concerns over waste, though uncertainty about the recyclable properties of plastic may be setting back some industry sustainability commitments, says new research.
Bottled water manufacturers, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, will face stricter standards following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to implement new rules to prevent contamination with E. coli bacteria.
As food and drink manufacturers continue to find new uses for bioplastics in their packaging, processor attitudes to innovation remain just as important as cost efficiency in regards to challenges facing the sector, says one industry group.
Flexible packaging suppliers could see strong growth for their products in the food markets of South East Asia, though a parallel rise in environmental concerns may require further investment and developments in biodegradable alternatives, suggests a...
Cartons are the most environmentally friendly form of packaging cutting carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption by up to 60 per cent compared with other forms of packaging, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Energy and Environmental...
Manufacturers of leading beverage brands ranging from Coca-Cola to alcoholic products like Foster’s and Strongbow are set to shake up their packaging as they continue with attempts to improve individual sustainability.
Minnesota has become the first US state to ban the use of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles. Concern focuses on the possible effects of BPA leaching into babies' feed when bottles are heated.