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  • CAN - Can and Aerosol News - Detail
    Eclipse refreshes with steel 25 08 2006 Wrigley s has released a new unique cinnamon flavour to its steel packaged mints in an effort to drive sales The mints now come in peppermint spearmint and cinnamon flavour According to Retail World August 7 18 Eclipse mints are now the number one and two mint SKUs contributing to 26 per cent total growth in the mints category year on year according

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  • CAN - Can and Aerosol News - Detail
    parallel with Green Expo in Johannesburg displayed Indian garments made from metal cans and scrap in the opening sequence of the fashion show and showcased the sustainable designs to the South Africans along with some of their own designs from renowned fashion designer Sonwabile Ndamase Erik Smuts managing director of Nampak Bevcan believes much of the sharp rise in the awareness of sustainability can be credited to corporate partnerships with

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    point and primary benchmark for other industries Not only is packaging a resource intensive sector in an increasingly resourceconstrained world but tons of packaging waste end up in landfill daily However overcoming this challenge provides an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage through the development of a sustainability strategy without sacrificing consumer needs Making packaging more environmentally friendly often conflicts with the traditional functions of packaging and more specifically with consumers demands for convenience To understand the impact of this important trend the Pira study explores the market for sustainable packaging and analyses the conflict between convenience and the environment The research identifies a range of important factors that suggest a greater interest in the sustainability agenda from the business world Other factors however drive the consumer s choice when it comes to making a buying decision According to the study packaging represents convenience safety and comfort for consumers For businesses packaging represents profits and survival The gap between consumers ethical attitudes and their purchasing decisions concerning ecological products is important to the packaging industry The main reasons for this gap are a lack of communication and understanding regarding the meaning of sustainability ambiguous promotions regarding these products and the abundance of green washed products ie those making false or misleading claims about environmental impact suspicion that sustainable packaging will result in a higher priced product or one that has less protection and function than before when asked what makes packaging environmentally friendly shoppers worldwide consistently offer a oneword answer recycling Packaging producers and consumers often judge environmental friendliness from different information sources so there are numerous opportunities for discrepancy and misinformation A unified vision of sustainable packaging that both the industry and consumers can agree upon is needed The development of new packaging designs using environmentally friendly materials and

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  • CAN - Can and Aerosol News - Detail
    in India has been recognised with the Environment Initiative of the Year Award at the Indspirit 2010 wine and spirits trade show The campaign in November highlighted the sustainability of canned products sponsored art competitions in schools and set up health schemes for those who work in the recycling industry It was supported by canmakers and industry groups from around the world including Ardagh Group Canvironment Week president Atit Bhatia

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  • CAN - Can and Aerosol News - Detail
    by 80 per cent and recycling an aluminium aerosol can reduces its footprint by nearly 95 per cent The fourth annual Sustainability in Packaging study which was conducted in October by Packaging Digest and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition in the US drew 630 responses from the gamut of packagers material and machinery suppliers consumer packaged goods companies CPGs and retailers Over a period of just four years the surveys reveal the evolution of sustainability in packaging from a point where packagers were asking What is sustainability to How do we effectively measure our success One of the primary changes has been in the growing awareness of the issues involved with sustainability in packaging Today 98 per cent of the 2010 survey respondents say they are familiar with sustainability issues versus only 53 per cent in the first survey performed in 2007 The latest study also reveals that nearly two thirds of the respondents feel that their companies are placing increased importance on sustainability in their choice of packaging with 61 per cent saying their customers also are placing more importance on sustainability improvements While recognising the growing influence of sustainability in their companies packaging strategies 81 per cent of survey participants said too many companies are greenwashing their packaging by making false or unproven claims on environmental benefits Three quarters of those surveyed say industry needs a set of defined sustainability metrics that can be used globally and 60 per cent say vendor scorecards or ratings are needed to compare packaging suppliers sustainability practices Those respondents whose companies have sustainable packaging policies have risen slowly from 32 per cent in 2007 to 45 per cent this year The most popular policy guidelines include energy consumption 62 per cent recycled content specifications 54 per cent design guidelines 49 per cent and

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  • CAN - Can and Aerosol News - Detail
    of the can in 1810 Canvironment Week was launched this year the 200th anniversary year of the food can by Indian canmaker Hindustan Tin Works It is being supported by canmakers on five continents It aims to create a united global metal can recycling movement and foster wider awareness of the sustainability of metal cans which achieve recycling rates of up to 90 per cent The program went global in August with the launch of a dedicated website www canvironmentweek com which provides information about the movement and encourages the participation of people across the globe to ensure concrete actions at the local level The website was launched in London by Allan Sayers the chief executive of Sayers Publishing Group which publishes The Canmaker the most widely circulated publication on metal packaging Canvironment Week president Atit Bhatia said the website would increase participation and draw more attention to the environmental benefits of recycling cans Environment concern is high on every nation s priority chart This movement provides an opportunity to take a step closer towards realising a clean and healthy environment he said Canvironment Week is being supported by the International Packaging Association an association of 16 major independent canmakers

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  • CAN - Can and Aerosol News - Detail
    sustainably process the resulting wastewater An extensive review of available options arrived at the preferred most environmentally beneficial solution returning the water after treatment to dairy farms for further use in their farming operations A 37 kilometre pipeline was laid to a cluster of eight large farms at East Cobram in 2004 to pipe 1000 megalitres of treated waste water annually during the August May irrigation season It is one of the largest private water re use schemes in Victoria The treated water is mixed with irrigation water to create a shandy so that conductivity nitrogen and phosphorus levels are well within EPA guidelines Additionally this nutrient rich water provides 50 per cent of fertiliser requirements saving farmers money Water quality is constantly monitored via electronic monitoring and telemetry equipment The project was developed within the sustainability parameters set by the EPA the limits on agricultural water use set by Goulburn Murray Water and those set by other regulatory authorities The State Government contributed a regional development grant of 1 25 million towards the 7 million overall project cost Since its opening in October 2004 well over 2 500ML of treated wastewater has been delivered to the farms All farmers

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  • CAN - Can and Aerosol News - Detail
    of CO2 emissions The global recycling rate for steel cans was 68 per cent in 2007 a slight increase from 67 per cent in 2006 This is the highest level ever and is the third consecutive year that the steel can recycling rate has increased Among the countries covered by the 2007 statistics Belgium and Germany topped the league with the highest recycling rates of 93 per cent and 91 per cent Europe North America and South Africa have been particularly consistent in gathering good data and increasing recycling rates year after year South Africa recorded a recycling rate of 70 per cent in 2007 a two per cent increase compared to 2006 Europe recycled 2 5 mmt of steel cans in 2007 a recycling rate of 69 per cent In the US 1 6 mmt of steel cans were recovered for recycling in 2007 an increase to 65 per cent compared to 63 per cent the previous year Worldsteel s Committee on Packaging Chairwoman Julie Renner said the data showed that steel recycling was well established in almost all regions of the world Not only is the recycling rate increasing in developed countries such as the US and Canada

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