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from plastics,whether it’s straws, grocery bags or plas- tic water bottles, truly underscores our findings,” said Michael Mapes, CEO, Trivium Packaging. “Consumers’ focus is on sustainable living now more than ever, and they’re willing to pay to protect the planet.This pres- ents brands a real opportunity to impact purchasing decisions by offering environmentally friendly options for their consumers.” However, it would be wrong to assume that simply leaving the market to decide on this will do the trick, according to the report. The researchers also con- firmed that how much more consumers were willing to pay correlated with their income level. Only 9 percent said they would pay in excess of $2 extra for goods with sustainable packaging, while 27 percent said $0.50 was their upper limit. Arctic Blue Gin Wins AIMCAL Product Of The Year Award The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) presented its 2020 “Prod- uct of the Year” award to Hazen Paper Company for an Arctic Blue Gin package. Metsä Board designed the package structure, the original graphics and the em- Sustainable Packaging (Cont’d from Page 8)

bossing.The package uses the lightweight and strong MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright folding boxboard 350 gsm. Labelexpo Americas 2020 postponed Tarsus Group, the organizer of Labelexpo/Brand Print Americas 2020, has confirmed new dates for its co-located shows, taking place in Rosemont, Illinois. Originally scheduled to take place between 15 – 17 September, the 2020 editions of Labelexpo Americas and Brand Print Americas will now take place between March 23 – 25,2021. A virtual conference will precede the show, taking place during the original mid-Septem- ber dates.This will enable the region’s industry to stay connected during this unprecedented period. New dates Announced For Gulf Print & Pack 2021 The organizer of Gulf Print & Pack 2021, Tarsus Group, has confirmed new dates for the show, taking place in Dubai. Originally scheduled to take place between April 6-8, the 2021 edition of the show will now take place from December 14-16, 2021.

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