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Consumers Open to Composting, Don’t Want to Pay Extra

US consumers are open to composting in their homes — but don’t want to pay additional fees to support such services, according to a survey. While 72 percent of Americans do not compost their food waste, 67 percent of these non-composters would be willing to if it were more convenient to … Read more »

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Sustainable Packing ‘Essential Part of Business’

Sustainability is not an optional add-on, but rather an essential part of business for the packaging industry, Food Production Daily reports. In a column for the industry publication, Sam Shepherd-Fidler, Smithers Pira operations director of distribution and product testing, highlights five consumer trends shaking up the packaging industry. Sustainability, he … Read more »

Over 80% of Manufacturers Call Sustainability Key

Over 80% of Manufacturers Call Sustainability Key

More than 80 percent of manufacturers say sustainability is essential to the success of their business, according to an Underwriters Laboratories report. UL’s 2012 annual global study, The Product Mindset, which examines manufacturer and consumer perceptions about how products are made, sold, bought and consumed, shows sustainable operations and products … Read more »

Consumers More Willing to Buy from Brands Using Renewable Energy

Consumers More Willing to Buy from Brands Using Renewable Energy

Sixty two percent of consumers surveyed said they would be more willing to buy products from brands using wind energy, according to a study commissioned by turbine maker Vestas. The Global Consumer Wind Study 2012, an annual survey produced by TNS Gallup, also showed that 79 percent of consumers prefer … Read more »