Forty-six years after the first Earth Day, consumer awareness of the environment and their ensuing demand for sustainable products has prompted the processing and packaging industry to respond with sustainable initiatives in operations and packaging. The Breaking Down Sustainable Packaging infographic, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, shows how the industry, particularly food and beverage, household and personal care, and healthcare packaging segments are adopting sustainable practices to meet the increased demand of consumers.
“We’re seeing more green options in packaging – recyclable, reusable and degradable – as manufacturers reduce source material creating lighter primary and secondary packaging thus reducing waste,” says Paula Feldman, director of Business Intelligence PMMI. “We expect this practice to increase in the coming years as CPGs strive to meet consumer demand.”
For more detailed information on sustainability in the processing and packaging industry, download a complimentary Executive Summary for any of the PMMI Business Intelligence reports listed below, full reports are available for US$ 500 per report:
• Global Trends Impacting the Market for Packaging Machinery
• Personal Care Market Assessment Report
• Flexible Packaging Market Assessment Report
• Beverage Packaging Market Assessment
The latest sustainable processing and packaging solutions can be found at Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2016 (6 to 9 November; McCormick Place, Chicago). You can register for Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo 2016 online at packexpointernational.com. Registration for Pack Expo and Pharma Expo is US$ 30 through October 14, when it increases to the on-site fee of US$ 100.
Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.