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.
Light-weight packaging is one of a number of initiatives global packager Sonoco is employing to cut its environmental footprint and production costs, claims the company in its first annual sustainability report.
As the UK's Carbon Trust initiates a scheme to reward companies for genuine carbon emission reduction, a new study will determine how influential a company's sustainability image is in terms of consumers' purchasing decisions.
French equipment and packaging supplier, Sidel, said it has created the new post of sustainable development officer within the company to help its customers reach their individual sustainability targets.
In the final part of our series on major developments at this
year's Interpack trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany,
BeverageDaily.com examines the threats and challenges to
non-renewable packaging like aluminium.
New re-sealable packaging for beverages, designed as a
hybrid between a bottle, can and pouch, offers
processors both environmental and convenience benefits for their
products, according to its manufacturer.
High oil prices are set to exacerbate coffee supply
concerns by deterring growers from using fertilizers in
cultivating the crop, according to new figures from the
International Coffee Organisation (ICO).
In a policy document released yesterday, the EU's food and
drink sector called on the European Commission to take account of
economic conditions when setting environmental and production
sustainability targets for industry.