According to the United Nations Environment Programme, one-third of all of the food produced in the world each year — more than 1.3 billion metric tons — is wasted, representing 3.3 billion metric tons in annual carbon dioxide emissions. Here, we take an in depth look at the challenges surrounding the issue of food waste and how metal packaging can make a tangible difference to both the statistics and consumer behavior.
Today’s consumer faces an abundance of beverage options, with an array of flavors, portion sizes and selling points calling out from the shelf. To rise above the fray and secure a place in consumers’ shopping carts (whether physical or virtual), brands must design their products to make a meaningful first impression. Having an understanding of the distinctive decorative techniques that are possible for beverage cans is crucial in creating package designs that keep products from fading into the background.
Yardley, PA – August 26, 2020. WAMI is an Italian water brand with a twist, aiming to make a difference to millions of people who lack access to clean, accessible water. Its mission is to turn the ordinary act of drinking water into something extraordinary by providing 100 liters of water to people in need every time a product is purchased.
Sustainability has always been a core aspect of our business—present in the products we make and the way we operate. Now, the launch of our new Twentyby30 program will accelerate our efforts across all three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social and governance.
As a metal packaging manufacturer, we have always underscored the importance product appearance holds in brand perception and experience. When enjoying a beverage, the packaging is the first and last interaction consumers have with the brand—and the right graphic design can make a world of difference in making those connections successful.
We are proud to be the recipient of Berlin Packaging’s 2019 Supplier of the Year award in recognition of our contributions to the company’s overall growth and expansion of its customer base. In the last few years, we have become one of the company’s fastest growing supply partners, providing beverage cans in a variety of sizes and styles to help craft brewers and other lower volume beverage producers across the United States utilize metal packaging.
Sometimes, an idea can spur a revolution. When we debuted the SuperEnd® beverage end in 2000, we knew it would be a gamechanger for the industry. By using 10% less metal than traditional designs, the end contributes to a lighter-weight beverage can that reduces material usage and requires less energy during distribution.
Millions of people around the world celebrate Earth Day each year to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. But for Dr. John Rost, who leads our global sustainability strategy, that is a year-round focus. In this Q&A, John answers some common questions about the company’s sustainability progress and what lies ahead.
Q: Crown is approaching the target date for completing its first set of sustainability goals. What progress has been made and how does it inform the next steps of the company’s journey?