Flexible packaging has quickly become a popular choice among consumers and consumer goods producers due to its cost efficiency and convenience. However, lack of sustainability and low premium appeal are hindering the growth of the flexible packaging segment, signaling a need for manufacturers to invest in addressing these issues, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Campbell Soup Company, Church & Dwight, Henkel, Nestlé Waters North America, RB, Unilever and Ocean Spray join How2Recycle label program; announcement made at sustainability event hosted by Walmart, which has encouraged brands to join the program.
The PET Packaging Market is forecast to reach 21.2 million tons by 2021, according to a report by Smithers Pira. A strong level of new product developments into under-developed markets such as preserved foods, thermoforming, fruit juice and other functional beverages, are projected to boost the market going forward.
Everyone is familiar with “the three Rs”—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These are individual actions consumers can take in their daily lives to be more environmentally friendly, but it’s also important to remember that brands play an important role here.
As a packaging designer and nature lover, I dream of the day when material science and manufacturing can deliver on not only the promise of zero environmental impact, but also high performance, premium finish and low costs.
Kraft Heinz announces an expanded commitment to corporate social responsibility through sustainability targets that protect the planet and benefit people and society. As part of these efforts, Kraft Heinz is focused on decreasing its environmental footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water and waste in its operations by 15% globally by 2020.
Burt’s Bees Paw & Nose Lotion introduces its new tube packaging featuring a layer of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material inside the tube, manufactured by Berry Plastics. This tube adds to Burt's Bees' already extensive portfolio of packaging containing recycled material.