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Industry : Green Packaging

Glass bottles amongst the most environmentally impactful

University: University of Southampton

Objective of study: Suitable alternatives to plastic bottles for pre-packaged drinks.

Process and applications:

  • Tetra Pak-style fruit juice cartons, current milk cartons and 100% aluminium cans are actually amongst the most environmentally-friendly
  • There should be a move towards reusable beverage packaging to reduce environmental impacts and encourage more sustainable lifestyles
  • Changes in infrastructure and potential incentives to use reusable packaging should be implemented


  • Society needs to move away from single-use beverage packaging in order to reduce environmental harm

University Details

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a research university in Southampton, England Know more

Professor Ian D. Williams LinkedIn

Alice Brock - LinkedIn


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