“Green” Packaging Gets Popular

According to a study by Tetra Pak, comparing 2005 to the present day, 30% more consumers are making their purchasing choices based on the impact that the packaging may have on the environment.

Friday, October 28, 2011

The study shows a global preference for green packaging.

Consumers around the world are increasingly taking measures to protect the environment through recycling programs and environmentally responsible consumer awareness, reveals the latest Environmental Research Study 2011, developed by Tetra Pak.

The same study shows a steady increase in five types of environmental behaviors among the five trend-setting markets in the world: Brazil, China, France, Germany and the United States, monitored from 2005 to the present. These behaviors include recycling food and beverage containers and avoiding certain products for environmental reasons, among other things.

The study highlights that in the last 12 months, nearly 70% of consumers said they educate themselves on environmental issues before shopping, well above the 40% recorded in 2005. In a similar vein, over 50% said they refuse to buy certain containers for environmental reasons, while in 2005 this figure was less than 30%.

Collecting and classifying food and beverage containers for recycling was the most common green activity among the consumers surveyed, which went from less than 70% in 2007 to almost 90% in 2011.

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The plant located at Río Hondo, Zacapa, will have the capacity to process 6,3 million of Tetra Pak containers.

With a $500.000 investment, the plant will start working on this next October.

Ana Teresa Ferrer, Tetra Pak Communications Officer, pointed to Prensa Libre Newspaper that "the recycled product will be use to produce toilet paper, napkins and kitchen towels."

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