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Exploring the Potential for Recycled PET Beverage Packaging in Southeast Asia

Jarred Neubronner

Jarred Neubronner

9 Nov 21

PET bottles account for the bulk of soft drinks by volume sales and forecast growth in Southeast Asia. The sheer volume of PET bottles in beverage packaging makes finding sustainable alternatives a key priority among beverage players in Southeast Asia.

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Sustainable Beverage Packaging Country Focus: Vietnam

Jarred Neubronner

Jarred Neubronner

29 Oct 21

Concern for sustainability has been on the rise among Vietnamese consumers in recent years, buoyed by increased awareness and concern for the environment. While attitudes towards sustainability still may not be as strong as compared to Western Europe, an increase in prominence of sustainable beverage packaging in Vietnam is reflective of the growing sustainability trend.

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Post-Pandemic Sustainability in Southeast Asia Beverage Packaging

Jarred Neubronner

Jarred Neubronner

5 Oct 21

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused massive disruption to lifestyles, industries and the type of sustainability priorities for companies both globally and in Southeast Asia. In the immediate period, beverage companies have prioritised social issues such as employee wellbeing and community support ahead of the usual environmental issues such as sustainable packaging. This trend could continue for some time, before a gradual shift back to environmental priorities, as company continue working towards their longer-term sustainability goals.

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Permanent Work Shift Moves Lunch Occasions to The Home

David Ingemar Hedin

David Ingemar Hedin

26 Sep 21

Working-from-home is likely to remain a lasting trend, which companies need to address. For food, this primarily means that more lunches are being eaten at home. Consumers will have less need for lunch restaurants and more need for ready meals, time-saving cooking solutions, home delivery of meals and retail food for cooking.

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Navigating Sustainable Packaging in Latin America

Jorge Araya

Jorge Araya

13 Sep 21

Consumers around the world are showing clear messages regarding packaging preferences that are better for the environment. Greener solutions like recyclable, biodegradable and refillable are rooted in Latin American consumer minds, over Europe and North America. Yet there is still a gap between what consumers want and the available solutions companies are offering in the region, so players should prioritise sustainable packaging efforts, as it is already happening in Europe, to win in Latin America.

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World Performance and Outlook for a 3.8 Trillion Unit Consumer Packaging Industry

Rosemarie Downey

Rosemarie Downey

30 Aug 21

The global consumer packaging industry is one that has largely, if not exclusively, exhibited resilience in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, recording retail packaging growth of 3% in 2020, to reach 3.8 trillion units. There are a number of trends and influences at play as consumers’ purchasing habits and priorities evolve while the external pressure of environmental regulation and sentiment will also continue to shape the consumer packaging mix, in the years ahead.

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