Anheuser-Buschhas announced that it managed to recycle 99% of the solid waste associated with brewing and packaging its beers during 2008. This represents an improvement of nearly 22% over 2007.
Four Michigan State University students have won a $5,000
cash prize from the
Packaging Institutefor making a YouTube video touting glass
recycling. To see the video, access www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdT7idXzITE&e.
PMMI’sEducation & Training Foundation granted $102,328 last year in scholarships
and financial support to partner schools, packaging students and member company
employees. This included $35,000 to help 575 students and 18 instructors attend
last year’s Pack Expo.
Jim Anderson, CEO of
Marlen Research Corp. , has been named to remain as chairman of PMMI in
was nominated to fill the 2007–2008 term afterRandy Spahr,
Packaging Equipment, resigned the volunteer position.
Coca-Colaheld the formal opening Jan. 14 of what it bills as the world’s largest
bottle-to-bottle recycling plant. Coke owns the 30-acre facility, located in Spartanburg, S.C.,
jointly with United Resource Recovery Corp., a recycling company specializing
in polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Jeff Moyer, farm director of the Rodale Institute, has been
elected as the 2009 chair of U.S. Department of Agriculture’sNational Organic
Standards Board (NOSB) .
The NOSB is an advisory group that helps USDA set standards and practices for
Heinz Co. and theQuaker
Oatsunit ofPepsiCohave received top scores among food companies in the University of Michigan’s
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).Campbell
Soupdropped near the bottom, which an ACSI report attributed
to higher prices.
Associationhas announced a goal of increasing the U.S. recycling
rate for aluminum beverage containers to 75% by 2015. The current recovery rate
is about 54%.
Of the roughly 62 billion commercial foodservice meals and
snacks consumed per year, 6% are purchased at retail outlets including food,
drug, discount, department and price clubs, and an additional 7% are purchased
at convenience stores, according to a new report from theNPD Group.
PACKAGER NEW BRIEFS Feb. 2009
February 1, 2009