#2 The ongoing displeasure with plastic packaging sustainability opens opportunities for alternative materials to supplant polymer-based formats in certain applications.
A certainty is that plastic beverage cups are now a vulnerable market.
In late August Ball Corp. announced it would roll out pilots with major entertainment venues and concessionaires across the U.S. to replace their plastic drinking cups with 20-oz aluminum cups starting in September 2019 at Colorado University’s football stadium and continuing through 2020.
“The aluminum cup is a game-changer for the industry,” Sebastian Siethoff, Ball general manager, told Packaging Digest. “We hope that our customers and consumers view the aluminum cup as a sustainable and easily recyclable alternative to plastic cups, which are currently a mainstay of stadiums, restaurants and beaches and often end up in the trash or on the ground.”
Read about the vendor’s aggressive plans in Ball Corp. presents the plastic-replacing aluminum cup.
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