Packaging News - Packaging Driven by Climate Concerns

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Packaging News - Packaging Driven by Climate Concerns

Recently in packaging news, a survey conducted among U.S. consumers by sustainable packaging company Tetra Pak and Global Footprint Network revealed that of the 1,000 polled, 86% would consider their choice of packaging if armed with the knowledge that using renewable packaging could help slow climate change, and contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions. Women in particular said this knowledge would impact their choice in packaging. In the survey, 90% of women would choose renewable packaging, versus 77% of men. The survey also explored other areas including the conservation of natural resources, and what consumers would be willing to do in order to do their part, such as restricting water use, paying more for water, or seeking out alternative energy sources. Of the top three actions consumers said they would be willing to take, renewable packaging of food and beverages was included. The results of the survey ultimately revealed that for the most part, consumers feel they should be held accountable for climate change just as industry and the government is. Most said they are willing to change their own behaviors and habits, while more than 80% do not hold a single group (industry, government, or consumers) liable for addressing the conservation of natural resources. Most who participated in the survey felt that neither government, industry, or individuals were doing enough when it comes to natural resource constraint and climate change. Markem-Imaje understands how critical it is to conserve natural resources and for industries to understand their own effects on climate change. Packaging is an area where many improvements are being made, and hopefully more companies in the food and beverage industry will examine their practices in an effort to understand their impact on climate change. As a supplier of coding and marking solutions for a wide array of industries around the world, we invite manufacturers to learn more about our exceptional coding systems designed to be cost-effective over the long-term, and to provide indelible marking on even the most difficult to mark substrates.

January 10, 2014
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