A new report assessing three U.S. beverage packaging types — aluminum cans, glass bottles and plastic PET bottles — finds aluminum cans have the highest circular performance. In the current U.S. system, more than 80% of beverage cans collected for recycling are recovered and turned back into new beverage containers.
Demand for effective packaging solutions has acquired center-stage across major industrial verticals. The reliance on conventional glass and metal based packaging is eroding in favor of more flexible and lightweight packaging material such as PP, paper and aluminum foils.
A new study by SourceHUB, provider of a collaborative technology platform for packaging procurement, found that automating specifications and artwork processes in the packaging procurement process can result in key efficiency gains as up to as much as 30%.
After conducting an industry leading package theft report last year, Shorr Packaging has released a 2018 report on package theft that is focused on Amazon package theft in cities across the United States. Last year, the company found that over 31 percent of all Americans had experienced package theft and it's expected to increase. In its latest report, Shorr analyzed Google search trends in the 50 largest cities across the U.S. to see where package theft is most concentrated.
Consumers are increasingly satisfied with their overall experience with packaging, according to the 2018 Packaging Matters study from WestRock. The study identifies three key components of packaging that matter to them and impact shopping decisions: functionality, trust and aesthetics.
The global beverage can market is expected to grow at a CAGR of above 3 percent during 2018-2022, according to a study by Technavio. The need for metal cans is one of the factors driving the growth. Due to the various advantages of metal encasing products, metal packaging is preferred over other packaging types.
Data and insights on what shoppers like helps fuel innovative product designs with strong value propositions, but knowing how shoppers want to receive products is also a critical piece of the story. For example, shoppers are constantly gathering information when it comes to food and beverage packaging and with the rise of smartphones, shoppers are becoming curious about how they can use their phones to get more value out of packaging.
The rapid growth and success of digital print are prompting brands to experiment with marketing—improving approval ratings and brand loyalty from consumers—as well as meeting new regulatory demands and evolving new business models.
Americans are recycling their food and beverage cartons more than ever and continue to look to brands to actively help drive the recycling of their products’ packages, according to a new survey by the Carton Council of North America. The national survey of more than 6,900 U.S. adults showed that 61 percent of respondents report they always recycle their food and beverage cartons, up 11 percent from two years ago.
More than 3 in 5 Americans (63 percent) say bottled water (still and/or sparkling) is among their most preferred beverages, followed by coffee (62 percent), according to a new Harris Poll survey. Nearly all Americans (94 percent) believe that bottled water is a healthier choice than soft drinks, and 93 percent say bottled water should be available wherever drinks are sold.
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