Green Packaging Stuff
Plastic products advertised as biodegradable have recently emerged, but they sound almost too good to be true. Scientists have now found out that, at least for now, consumers have good reason to doubt these claims.
Mars Africa has come up with an innovative green packaging solution for its Royco instant soup range, eliminating foil and effecting a 25% reduction in its packaging carbon footprint and substantial energy savings.
PET bottle manufacturer, Polypet, has been awarded "Best Recycled Product of the Year" for the 1,5-litre bottle it produces for Woolworths' fruit juices. The award was sponsored by PACSA (Packaging Council of South Africa) in the Best Recycled Product competition hosted by the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) and Plastics SA.
The UK will soon see the launch of the world's first paper wine bottle. It may have oenophiles spluttering into their claret, but the company behind the product is already in talks with a leading supermarket chain and insists it will be on the shelves early next year.
How will packaging be affected by a future marked by explosive population growth and insufficient resources? At an American symposium recently, SPS 2011, or Sustainable Packaging Symposium, Tony Kingsbury, executive-in-residence, Center for Responsible Business, UC Berkeley, and an executive with Dow Chemical, shared some of his packaging-related predictions for a resource-scarce future.
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