How a beverage is packaged and deciding the type of packaging material — glass, aluminum or plastic — is a critical part of the equation for beverage-makers. Among the factors that should be considered is sustainability, smaller packaging sizes, and lightweighting.
Bottled water packaging accounts for 55% of collected PET plastic in curbside systems
April 22, 2020
As the country observes Earth Day, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Alexandria, Va., is encouraging the public to take action to reduce waste and litter by stepping up their commitment to always recycle all recyclable consumer packaging.
With brands competing to establish a foothold and capture consumer loyalty, beverage manufacturers utilize packaging as their first means of standing apart from competitors and reaching consumers. As such, brands are approaching packaging design with more mindful regard to function, visual excellence, environmental impact and brand integrity.
In its 2019 Retail and Sustainability Survey, New York-based CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, noted that more than two-thirds of the 1,000 Americans surveyed consider sustainability when purchasing products.
Shrink films protect ingredient efficacy and provide longer shelf life
February 11, 2020
Experts note that various trends are facilitating an increase in usage of stretch and shrink labels, including proliferation of functional beverages, sugar reductions, natural ingredients as well as ingredient transparency.
Bud Light, Ball Corp., Centerplate team up for sustainability initiative
January 21, 2020
Centerplate, Stamford, Conn.; Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo.; and Bud Light, a brand of St. Louis-based Anheuser Busch, announced an agreement to bring Ball's infinitely recyclable aluminum cups to guests at Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
In the June 2020 issue of Beverage Industry the publication highlights how the pandemic has fast-tracked the digital alcohol delivery market. Also featured in this issue is the annual Top 100 Beverage Companies Report, a look at the U.S. tea market, the latest flavor trends driving formulations and much more.