Half of those surveyed in a European wide study said that glass has a more positive impact on the environment than other packaging materials such as plastics, metal cans and cartons, according to the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE).
Environmental criticisms over the impact of bottling mineral water is expected to lead to stagnant growth in the segment over the coming year, potentially forcing manufacturers to rethink their packaging, suggests new research.
The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has said there is no evidence to support the claim by researchers based at the Goethe University in Frankfurt that water bottles contaminate drinking water with estrogenic chemicals.
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is generally succeeding in meeting German concerns regarding sustainable consumer packaging and should continue to increase in use until 2025, claim a group supplying the material.
As the aluminium beverage can reaches its fiftieth anniversary this year, brewer Molson Coors says it expects the packaging to remain central to its global operations in the future, despite growing competition in the market.
A new aseptic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottling plant is one of the few co-packing facilities to offer three methods of aseptic processing, says a US based manufacturer.
The food and beverage industry must move away from the notion of green and non-green packaging and accept that various materials, be they bio- or oil-based plastics, can have unique pack applications, says one research group.
Coca-Cola has provided $400,000 to one US-based university to encourage development of new sustainable forms of packaging through a scheme that could see other beverage and food manufacturers following suit.
The specific use of titanium nitride (TiN) nanoparticles in a material used to make polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic drinks bottles did not give rise to toxicological concern, claims a scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
With a seemingly endless number of halls pushing greener solutions at this year’s Emballage trade show, one possible future for packaging could be in looking to the past and getting back to design basics.
Nampak, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of rigid plastic containers to the food and drink industry, has announced that it is set to receive 12,000 tonnes of food grade recycled high density polyethylene (rHDPE) from UK recycling company, AWS Eco...
Recent developments in ‘metallised’ compostable packaging, developed in cooperation with a US drinks group, may lead to further advances for global use in beverage products like coffees and tea, claims the material supplier.
As groups like Coca-Cola push ahead with new consumer-targeted recycling schemes in the US, their European counterparts claim to favour a different approach to help ensure environmental sustainability.
The fledgling market for environmentally friendly beer is becoming increasingly susceptible to allegations of false advertising, amidst further claims this week of corporate ‘greenwashing’ within the beverage industry.
Despite their dominance within the market, Bottled water
manufacturers are coming increasingly under pressure from
point-of-use (POU) water suppliers amidst recent environmental
criticism of the industry, according to a new report.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) will next week launch
a new online tool is says will allow the industry to better assess
how much of environmental impact transportation has on their
A study published by WRAP suggests that the bottling of Australian
wine in the UK using light glass bottles with a high recycled
content produces roughly the same CO2 emissions during production
and transportation as PET bottling.
Cott, a leading manufacturer of private label and branded soft
drinks, has agreed a deal with packager Sidel over the lease of
blow-moulding equipment for expansion into sustainable bottled
A best practice for recycling plastic milk bottles
- found to perform identically to those made from virgin resin
- could reduce packaging waste sent to landfill sites,
according to a government-funded recycling agency trial.