Macro changes across the world and within populations ensure that compelling forces will increase the amount of packaging waste. Changing supply and demand ratios largely drive fluctuations because extraction/refining technology and resultant costs change only gradually. The eight components of the packaging material circulation model provide a convenient framework for tracking regulation of consumer goods packaging.
What does the report cover?
This report examines how sustainable packaging for consumer-packaged goods, food as well as non-food, will develop over the next 10 years, and how the consumer-packaged goods companies (CPG Cos.) and the packaging industry will adjust. It analyses technological developments, regulations, consumer expectations, regulatory proposals, and major CPG Cos. plans to shape the future market. This report considers present and likely future marketplace drivers for sustainable packaging, national and local regulatory trends from around the world, sustainable packaging materials innovations, and sustainability goals of CPG Cos.
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What will you discover?
- Definition of what sustainable packaging is and how the industry can harness it as the exponential growth of the market continues
- How the big players in the packaging industry, specifically brand owners, are planning to meet the changing expectations of consumers and from within the industry
- How legislation is shaping not only what we currently class as sustainable packaging, but how this will look over the next 10 years.
An overview of what sustainable packaging is – Beneficial, safe, and healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle; meets market criteria for both performance and cost; sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy; optimizes the use of renewable or recycled source materials; manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices; made from materials that are healthy throughout the life cycle; physically designed to optimize materials and energy; effectively recovered and utilized in biological and/or industrial closed loop cycles.
The Smithers methodology
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of targeted interviews with material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets.
This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
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About the author
- Packaging converters
- Brand owners
- Packaging manufacturers
- Raw material suppliers
Tom Dunn has over 30 years of experience in the technology of flexible packaging materials, machinery, measures, processes as well as the specification of these to solve a variety of CPG product packaging needs. Specific packaging system expertise in high-yield barrier packaging for moisture sensitive dry foods, high respiration-rate packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables, and extended shelf life packaging for low acid canned foods, particularly for advanced sterilization processes. He is experienced in regulatory compliance for food contact materials applications in Europe, the US, and other countries and has been responsible for patent analysis and freedom to operate assessments.