School-based carton recycling programs added to KAB Recycle-Bowl, nets over 16,000 pounds of cartons
May 17, 2013
Every day, large quantities of milk and juice are consumed in schools across the country, so it’s a natural fit for schools to develop and implement school-based carton recycling programs. Recognizing the fast-growing pace of carton recycling, this year Keep America Beautiful created a special category for carton recycling in its popular annual competition called Recycle-Bowl.Read More
Global consumption of bottled water has doubled in the past decade, and is set to continue growth to replace carbonates as the leading soft drinks category.
May 15, 2013
It was not that long ago that the idea of buying water in a bottle seemed outrageously quirky to most people, but over the past few decades the demand for packaged water has rocketed exponentially. Just ten years ago world consumption stood at one hundred billion liters. Since then, and despite the global downturn, volumes have actually doubled. Perhaps even more amazing is that, according to Canadean’s latest calculations, packaged water will actually overtake carbonates as the leading soft drinks category in just two years. This anticipated result is being bolstered by its healthy image, plus actual necessity in those areas of the world lacking alternative, safe, water supplies.Read More
Ready Pac assesses factors leading millennial shoppers away from traditional grocery and into alternative channels
May 13, 2013
The insatiable curiosity surrounding the Millennial generation (current age 18-35) is certainly not a new topic – but the importance of this complex demographic is growing, especially for grocery retailers. An apparent trend has surfaced, leading fickle (but abundant) Millennial dollars away from traditional grocery stores and into the hands of farmer’s markets, online and specialty retailers. A combination of factors, including health, status, convenience, freshness and ethics – all play an important role in these consumers’ purchase decisions.Read More
Retailer pledges new target to halve packaging by 2016 compared to 2005
May 10, 2013
Waitrose announces a target to cut its packaging in half by 2016. The retailer has announced three major changes to its product ranges that will help achieve this target, together saving nearly 100 metric tons of packaging each year.Read More
May 8, 2013
One of the nation’s top brewers, MillerCoors, has recently joined the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC).
Exopack, Britton Group, Kobusch, PACCOR and Paragon companies join forces
May 6, 2013
Five leading packaging companies in North America and Europe announced they intend to combine in order to operate as one global leader under the banner of Exopack Holdings Sarl, a new Luxembourg company. The combined business will have 63 plants, 8,650 employees and aggregate revenues of more than US$2.5B, making it the sixth-largest plastics packaging company in the world.Read More
Consumption increases 6.2% in 2012; Sales up 6.7%.
May 1, 2013
In 2012, total U.S. bottled water consumption increased to 9.67 billion gallons, up from 9.1 billion gallons in 2011. In fact, 2012’s consumption growth was the strongest it has been in five years. In addition, per-capita consumption is up 5.3% in 2012, with every person in America drinking an average of 30.8 gallons of bottled water last year. Bottled water increased in absolute volume more than any other beverage category in the U.S.Read More
Packology will take place June 11-14, 2013 in Rimini, Italy
April 29, 2013
At the forthcoming edition of Packology, IMA Industries will present new solutions for packaging tea, coffee, food and cosmetic products. IMA Industries will present at the Packology event and via live webinars. IMA Industries will be located at Stan 073 – Hall A3.Read More
First inaugural cadet contest collects 24,310 cans
April 26, 2013
The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Squadron 09 won the inaugural Great American Can Roundup contest by recycling a total of 4,166 beverage cans. Sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute, the GACR creates awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling cans.Read More
The deadline is September 27, 2013
April 24, 2013
World Packaging Organization announced that the entries for WorldStar Packaging Awards 2014 are open and will close on September 27, 2013. Considered the most important global packaging award, the WorldStar is based on the judges’ consensus that a pack is superior in its own right and better in its class, in execution, or innovation by comparison. The judges consider the following criteria: protection and preservation of contents; ease of handling, filling, opening and closing; adequacy of information; sales appeal; graphic design; quality of production; economy of material and cost reduction; environment; ingenuity of construction; and adaption to local conditions
(production, materials, market etc).