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SUSTAINABILITY ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE

Sustainability as a consumer concern is no longer a new concept. It’s also well known to companies that they need to be vocal about their sustainability stance and demonstrate their commitment by providing solutions that are environmentally friendly. Every day we’re hearing new stories about how companies are making leaps and strides to stay relevant with regard to sustainability. If you’re looking for some green-inspiration or to be wowed by green innovations keep reading to find out what’s new and different in sustainability.

BALL DEBUTS FIRST ALUMINUM CUP

We all know the Ball glass jar as a staple, but now Ball is offering a new product in response to consumer focus on sustainability. The new product is an aluminum cup that is currently in a pilot program. The cup would be ideal for indoor or outdoor use, and would take the place of it’s more traditional counterpart, the plastic single-use cup. The cup is recyclable and reusable, and can be easily customized. Ball plans to continue it’s product expansion to help keep the environment clean and customers happy.

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HASBRO TO PHASE OUT PLASTIC FROM GAMES

Hasbro has committed to start removing plastic packaging, like shrink wrap and poly bags, from its popular board games starting in 2020. They have an ambitious plan to remove this type of packaging entirely by 2022. Hasbro has a team of people working on their sustainability plan to make the company a leader and a pillar of innovation. Hasbro has also been a pioneer for sustainability for a long time; in fact, in 2010 they eliminated wire ties and adding information about how to recycle their products on their packaging in 2016.

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DASANI HAS RECORD NUMBER OF SUSTAINABLE OPTIONS

Dasani is another company that is striving to offer sustainable options for their customers. They have a whole line of products that are changing the game. The focus is on recyclable options as well as bottle-free options. Some of the new products include a bottle using rPET with plant-based plastic, two new aluminum package formats, a lighter-weight PET bottle, and a package-less, customizable water dispensing system. There’s a lot of aluminum options which is a big trend right now. The customizable water dispensing system is expected to be installed in college campuses, workplaces, and more.

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