According to the new report “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Performance Indicators 2016,” consumers recycle aluminum beverage cans at rates 13-24 points higher than glass or plastic (PET) bottles.
Thanks to a global network of cardboard suppliers who are certified according to the criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), from August 2016 100% of SIG Combibloc carton packs for food and beverages can be labelled with the logo of the FSC.
Data from Smithers Pira forecast steady growth across the packaging industry – to reach $997 billion in 2020 – and sustainability will become an increasingly important factor for decision makers at all stages of packaging value chains.
The Dow Chemical Company is introducing a new member of the recently launched RecycleReady Technology, which enables the recyclability of polyethylene-based barrier packaging as part of existing grocery store drop-off recycling programs.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), in conjunction with Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), has released 2015 bottled water statistics, showing that Americans’ consumption of bottled water increased by 7.9% and bottled water sales are up 8.9% since the previous year.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to help prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the US. and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply.