26/11/2018Deposits on beverage containers are regulated differently throughout the world. Some countries don’t have them at all, while others only have deposits on either reusable or disposable bottles, or on both. The oldest known deposit system for drinks was apparently implemented in Ireland, where customers could claim money back on returned mineral water bottles.
16/11/2018People agree around the globe: wherever possible packaging should be reused or recycled. However, the relevant provisions, conditions and labels are anything but consistent. In Germany, labelling of what is returnable and what is disposable is to become more transparent for beverage packaging from 2019.
04/10/2018Good bottles of wine have to come with a cork. This was the widespread opinion held by wine experts several decades ago. Over time the sector has opened up to numerous other packaging solutions – including aluminium cans.
16/08/2018When catastrophe strikes help needs to come quick. At times like these many companies make donations and launch fundraising appeals among their staff. Others take aid straight to the disaster-stricken areas – like Anheuser-Busch who filled their beer cans with water instead of beer.
14/08/2018When temperatures rise outside everyone enjoys a refreshing drink. Multi-sensory packaging now can even tell you whether the drinking temperature is low enough.
14/06/2018When Captain Morgan triumphantly places his foot on a football rather than a barrel of rum we know for sure: that time has come around again for one of the most important football events in the world. Already months ahead of the World Cup kick-off in Russia in mid-June 2018 supermarkets are packed with products whipping up football fever.
08/05/2018Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Britain’s University of Portsmouth have found an enzyme capable of decomposing PET.
24/04/2018Products seduce shoppers with their visual appearance. This also holds true for wine bottles whose otherwise sleek look is made special by the label alone.
29/03/2018Fluid intake is healthy – two to three litres a day would be ideal. However, not everyone is incentivised to drink so much by insipid water. Those looking for more taste will have an alternative to juices and high-calorie sodas from now on: “Drinkfinity” is the name of Pepsi’s product designed to enhance water.
06/03/2018Micro batches up to a batch size of 1 in one filling line – is this feasible efficiently and successfully? A new technology is said to make this possible now and generate high returns on investment as well as short time-to-market processes.