The two American non-profit environmental organizations—As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council—have joined forces to analyze the current packaging practices of 47 leading fast-food, beverage and CPG companies.
Stora Enso, a European and global leading provider of sustainable fiber-based packaging solutions, has conducted an interesting research to learn if Millenials (consumers born between 1980 and 2000) value sustainability in packaging, how eco-friendly packaging influences purchasing decisions, and if it helps increase sales for CPG (consumer packaged goods) companies worldwide.
Sorting trash might be quite boring, and some people need some powerful incentive to do so. To inject more fun into the process of collecting empty bottles, Coca-Cola installed an arcade machine in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Coca-Cola Happiness Arcade installation played games only if used plastic bottles were inserted.
Being a society still driven by consumption, we leave piles of waste behind us. With this, we do want manufacturers to save the humanity from a catastrophe brought by over-consumption and pollution by offering smart solutions that will minimize our negative impact on the environment. Now, bigger and smaller companies have not only to offer us a new product, but also take care about the previous, used ones in order to keep the planet a place to live, not a landfill. Scroll down to see a bunch of the latest initiatives aimed to prove that waste is valuable and it can be reused, recycled or repurposed to create new nice products—at bigger facilities or right at home, using the Precious Plastic open-source recycling machine (see it below).
The Fresher for Longer campaign, launched in the UK earlier this spring, raises awareness of how packaging can help reduce household food waste. The multi-media educational initiative comes as a collaboration between WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and a team of packaging, food and retail partners, including Marks&Spencer.