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EcoPlus Drink Packaging Cuts Production Emissions by One-Third

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Sep 6, 2010   Updated: Jun 9 2011 • References: sig.biz and greenbiz
A German company that makes liquid food and drink cartons has introduced EcoPlus drink packaging with a light carbon footprint. The packaging uses fewer resources without giving up food taste or safety. Thin layers of polyethylene are the reason why the flavor tastes so fresh and there is no odor from the packaging.

According to a life cycle analysis by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) in Germany, SIG Combibloc's EcoPlus new drink packaging produces about a third fewer carbon dioxide emissions from the sourcing-to-shipment process.

Implications - The new drink packaging for EcoPlus is made with a cardboard composite structure from wood fiber. The wood fiber comes from Forest Stewardship Council certified sources, so you can be sure that it really is eco-friendly.