Tagged: ecological footprint

Packaging Machine

Packaging Machines on a Clear Path to Growth and Sustainability

The global demand for packaging machines in the beverage and liquid food industry is once again increasing. Despite difficult conditions, there are good global prospects for machines and facilities that manufacture, bottle, and package beverages and liquid foods. This is how the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) explained the situation in the run up to drinktec. One reason for this expected growth is that suppliers are consistently confronting the challenges of our time. For example, it is indispensible for beverage manufacturers, both today and in the future, to reduce their ecological footprint through water management, the reduction of consumable materials and overall sustainable production. In this context, the digital transformation will play a decisive role by supporting improvements in consumption and emissions data. Now more than ever, machinery manufacturers can answer the demand for more sustainable and digital production — for all global markets.

CO2 emissions

An Emission-Free Future. Costs? Strategies?

As part of the Climate Protection Program 2030, the previous German government established CO2 pricing for fossil fuels. This pricing has applied since 2021 and will increase each year at a fixed rate until 2025. What costs can breweries and malt houses expect as a result? Authors Matthias Kern and Georg Schu of the Ingenieurbüro für Energie- und Umwelttechnik (Engineering Office for Energy and Environmental Technology) illustrate strategies for reducing costs.