16 May '11, 1pm

#Sustainability and Cost are toughest challenges in the packaging industry

May 13, 2011 - Sustainability and cost are the top issues in the worldwide packaging industry, according to a new survey conducted by Dupont. More than 40% of respondents cited sustainability as the toughest challenge they face, while 33% named cost as a major factor. The company surveyed more than 500 packaging professionals and found that the need to package food, consumer and industrial products in a more sustainable and affordable way dominates the industry. Of those respondents working on sustainable packaging, 65% say their efforts are focused on design for recyclability or use of recycled content; 57% are focused on weight reduction; 41% rely on renewable or bio-based materials and 25% say they are focused on compostable materials. “Sustainable, cost-effective solutions that reduce packaging’s environmental footprint are a top goal across geographies,” said William ...

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