Corona reinvents sustainable packaging by launching beer pack made using barley

Corona has launched a new, circular form of packaging for six-packs as part of its long-standing dedication to protecting the environment – harnessing surplus barley straw to create a truly sustainable paper packaging solution. Corona, which has a deep connection with the natural world, is the first global brand to leverage technology and processes three years in development by AB InBev’s Global Innovation and Technology Center (GITEC). This ground-breaking technology reimagines how to use barley, giving the essential beer ingredient new life as a sustainable packaging solution. Barley seed will…

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Nestlé intensifies its sustainable packaging transformation journey

Nestlé is intensifying its actions to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and to reduce its use of virgin plastics by one-third in the same period. Today the company announced a series of new initiatives that include a USD 30 million investment to increase food-grade recycled plastics in the US, a refillable system for pet food in Chile and first-of-its-kind recyclable paper packaging for Maggi bouillon cubes in France. 87% of Nestlé’s total packaging by weight and 66% of its total plastic packaging is already recyclable…

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Consumers demand sustainable packaging

Consumers believe companies use too much packaging when delivering or selling products – with Amazon and eBay being named as some of the worst offenders. A study of 2,000 adults across the UK by the Chartered Institute of Marketing revealed 88 per cent think their shopping comes with more wrapping than is required, with children’s toys, mobile phones and cosmetics most likely to come in over-elaborate packaging. But it’s not just e-commerce shops which over-do it, as a sixth of consumers believe in-store food shopping uses up more plastic than…

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Ball Debuts First-Ever Aluminum Cup as Consumer Demand for Sustainable Packaging Grows

Ball Corporation has announced the launch of a pilot of infinitely recyclable aluminum cups in the U.S. Ball developed the aluminum cup over the past several years as an alternative to plastic cups for use at home and in other areas where plastic cups are common, including indoor and outdoor venues across the country. The pilot will produce a limited supply of aluminum cups through 2020 for use in such locations, which include entertainment venues and major concessionaires. “As our customers and consumers increasingly seek sustainable beverage packaging options, the…

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Unilever and Veolia Sign Collaboration Agreement on Sustainable Packaging

Unilever and Veolia have announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly work on emerging technologies that will help create a circular economy on plastics across various geographies, starting in India and Indonesia. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, just 14% of the plastic packaging used globally is collected for recycling after use, with 40% ending up in landfill and a third in fragile ecosystems. In 2017, Unilever made an industry leading commitment to ensure that all its plastic packaging will be designed to be fully reusable, recyclable…

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