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October 31, 2012
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  • Sustainability to gain influence in packaging
    The packaging industry's biggest challenge within 10 years will be sustainability, not cost, food safety or food security, according to a survey by DuPont and Packaging World. Regulation will gain influence on packaging design, 82% of industry respondents said. Respondents also said lifecycle analysis and recyclability of the package will be the most important factors in assessing sustainability a decade from now. Environmental Leader (10/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Diageo allows consumers to deliver a message on a bottle
    Diageo is employing Evrything technology to turn bottles of spirits into talking brands. Pioneered in Brazil in August, consumers can attach personalized messages to a bottle via a QR code, allowing them to give a message and a Diageo bottle in one gift. "We're turning physical products into owned digital assets and building a direct, one-to-one digital relationship with the consumer," says Evrything founder and chief marketer Andy Hobsbawn. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Recycling & Sustainability 
  • Busch's bottle drive will benefit food banks and schools
    Busch's Fresh Food Market will hold a bottle-collection competition next month and will donate proceeds to organizations that provide food to those in need. Participants place containers in a TOMRA Systems reverse vending machine and can designate a school for prize money; the 10 schools that collect the most will receive $5,000 total. Progressive Grocer (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • Doctor supports petition for BPA ban in Canada
    Although Health Canada formally declared bisphenol A a toxic substance, it is still present in many products, and the Toronto-based group Environmental Defence started a petition urging the government to pass measures that would ban BPA in food and beverage containers. Krista Moyer, a naturopathic doctor, supports the petition and encourages her patients to minimize their exposure to BPA. "I suggest no plastic whatsoever; drink from glass water bottles ... All these toxins have a cumulative effect," she said. Georgia Straight (Vancouver, British Columbia) (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GPI News 
  • GPI announces 2012 Clear Choice Award winners
    GPI today announced the winners of its 2012 Clear Choice Awards. This year, eight consumer product goods companies were recognized for their achievements in creating innovative glass packages with shelf impact. Entries were judged on innovation, package design (including container label and closure), and consumer appeal. While there are eight specific product categories, Skinnygirl Vodka, made by Beam Global Wine and Spirits, was named the overall winner by a panel of independent judges. The glass container for Skinnygirl Vodka is manufactured by Vitro. See the full list of winners. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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