With packaging a large waste contributor worldwide, all parties need to think of sustainable packaging and other ways to reduce waste. Marcel Cote, director, strategic marketing, Avery Dennison, South Asia pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses the small steps that companies can take to make a change for the better world.

The global polyethylene terephthalate (PET) market is experiencing an increasing demand especially in developing nations, according to a report by Transparency Market Research.

The fruition of the partnership that began in 2012, the facility that will open in 2016 will develop and commercialise 100 percent bio-based plastics for sustainable beverages.

Food scandals can rock the foundation that food and beverage manufacturers have painstakingly built at the blink of an eye. With strict regulations and the capability to protect sensitive beverages, PET bottles can fulfil today’s safety requirements. By Sid Johari, executive VP for industrial operations, Sidel

Advances in technology allow chilled dairy drinks manufacturers to consider a wide variety of options for their bottles. From raw materials to packaging lines, there are different possibilities to help companies achieve their business objectives. By Fabienne cheriaux, marketing manager, Serac.

In one of the biggest-ever investment projects in the company’s history, Coca-Cola Amatil is currently changing all its plants to in-house PET-container production, rendering itself independent of converters. The company will be installing over 30 blow-moulder/filler monoblocs from 2007 to 2015, bringing concomitant benefits for both the company’s cost structure and the natural environment. By Peter Buchhauser, Krones

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded the use of its roll-on pilfer-proof (ROPP) finish design for aluminium screw cap PET bottles to meet growing market demand for premium packaging for the wine and spirits segments.

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