FMN | July 22nd, 2019

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July 22, 2019

Consumers Desire Eco-Friendly Packaging

For exclusive content and breaking news p lease visit The PMMI Foundation awards more than $200,000 in funds each year to students enrolled in PMMI Education Partner programs, demonstrating PMMI’s commitment to developing future leaders of the packaging and processing industry. PMMI Supports Next Gen Workforce The PMMI Foundation, a part of PMMI, The Association for Packag- ing and Processing Technologies, an- nounces the winners of three $5,000 scholarships to students studying food and beverage processing, me- chanical engineering and electrical engineering at four-year PMMI Educa- tion partners.The recipients of these scholarships are: Daniel Mauger, Pur- due University Northwest, Electrical Engineering Technology; Hitech Mo- ryani, Illinois Institute of Technology, Food Process Engineering; and Jacob Zaguri, University of Illinois at Chica- go, Mechanical Engineering “These students represent the great potential of the next generation workforce to transform the pack- aging and processing industry,” said Kate Fiorianti, Senior Education Man- ager, PMMI.

reported by Greg Kishbaugh

A study conducted by Exal Corp.,Youngstown, Ohio, and Bos- ton Consulting Group, Boston, Massachusetts, shows that a majority of Americans are willing to pay more for consumer goods with eco-friendly packaging. According to the report, 55 percent of survey participants said

they are willing to pay least 5 percent more for beverages con- tained in green packaging, while 47 percent were willing to pay that much more for personal care products that come in envi- ronmentally friendly packaging. Moreover, about 25 percent of consumers were willing to pay up to 20 percent more for these products if they were packaged in eco-friendly containers, according to the report. Nearly 60 percent of consumers say they were less likely to buy products that are packaged with materials deemed harmful

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