Scarcely a day goes by without a picture in the European news media showing a polar bear, victimized by the onslaught of global warming, clinging forlornly to a fast-melting ice floe. Joining the polar bears in media coverage are the chief executives of Europe’s major international retailers, who seem to be vying for the mantle of greatest green-ness. Consider:
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A bottling line started up in fall 2006 at Britvic Soft Drinks at Chelmsford, United Kingdom, to handle the company’s Robinsons Fruit Shoot beverages is anchored by a space-efficient block filler for 200- and 300-mL PET bottles.
O Beverages, Cambridge, MA, has launched a new infused water line in a custom PowerFlex PET bottle from Amcor PET Packaging (www.amcor.com). Bottle distributor Zuckerman Honickman (www.zh-inc.com) brought Amcor’s technology to O Beverages’ attention. The bottle features a panel-free design and sports a smooth label panel, free of ribbing.