Can maker Ball move towards zero waste

Ball Corporation drove down is energy use and has made about a third of its plants waste free. Of Ball’s 64 global manufacturing plants 21 have now achieved zero waste to landfill status. The company, which this week announced its sustainability achievements, also said due to its energy efficiency efforts around the world it had […]


Tough year for UK soft drinks

Last year was a difficult one for the UK soft drink market according to new market analysis. Soft drinks had some positive results in a “difficult year for the industry”, according to the 2013 UK Soft Drinks Report, Refreshing the nation, published by the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA). Overall volumes were down 2.5% to […]


New energy drink

Fuga a brand new energy drink has been launched in Rexam 12oz sleek cans. Fuga is made from the natural energy resource Yerba Mate which the maker claims offers the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate. “Fuga is a Latin and Spanish term meaning to ‘take flight’ which […]

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Aerosol giant Unilever cuts 1m tonnes of CO2

Unilever has announced it has reduced its carbon footprint by more than a million tonnes of CO2. The company, makers of deodorants including Axe, called Lynx in the UK, Ireland Australia and New Zealand, Dove and many other products, announced the news yesterday (15 April). According to Unilever, the UK’s largest deodorant manufacturer, since 2008 […]

Drink cans strong as demand for aluminium drops

New figures have revealed a 4.6% drop in demand for aluminium packaging by German based manufacturers. The figures show volume losses through 2012 with packaging manufacturers producing a total of 320,025 tons (t) down from 2011’s total of 335,490t. The figures were released today (15 April) by Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA), a federation of product-oriented […]

UV Printing

When I worked for US Can in Burns Harbor, Indiana, US, 20 years ago we were already capitalising on the benefits of UV printing.

Coke cans the most dropped

Cans of Coca Cola are the most dropped by litterbugs according to a new survey by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. For the first time the campaign invited volunteers to join surveying staff and more than 500 people signed up to count over 37,000 pieces of litter dropped around the UK. The survey, which was […]


Red Bull reveals can contamination threat

Red Bull has revealed a blackmailer is attempting to extort money by threatening to contaminate cans of its energy drink. The blackmailer is allegedly threatening to place cans of the drink contaminated with faeces on supermarket shelves in Austria. According to a statement by Red Bull the company decided to go public about the plot […]


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