GREAT PACKAGING INITIATIVES
Last weekend, I read about four separate packaging initiatives of great environmental merit.
- Stonyfield Farm in the United States is pioneering yogurt cups made from plants, cutting carbon emissions by 48%.
- Arla in the United Kingdom is already using 15% recycled plastic in all its milk polybottles and is aiming for 50% by 2020.
- Coca-Cola expects to produce 5 billion bottles with 30% plant based materials in 2011 and plans to introduce Odwalla fruit juice bottles with 96% plant ingredients next March.
- Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have developed new technology in Spain that enables recovery of the plastic and aluminium in beverage cartons.