Green Packaging Stuff
As South Africa continues to defy the global economic downturn by annually lifting the export of its packaged wines, it is making concerted moves to lower the weight of its wine bottles and so maintain its status as one of the world's most eco-progressive winemaking nations and a leader in production integrity.
It's coming up to Easter, and shops in most Western countries will be filled with chocolate Easter Eggs. But in the UK, at least, consumers will be able to buy their eggs with a clearer conscience, because some of the leading brands on the market have significantly reduced the packaging they use. This is but one of many 'green' initiatives from leading food and beverage companies, as outlined in this excellent article.
When it comes to effective palletising, stretch film and hood wrapping are today's norm, with film having the key advantage of being able to contain loads regardless of surface structure or dimension. Now, however, as we enter the era of sustainable packaging and film's hegemony is being challenged by old adhesive technology.