Packaging is often the first physical touchpoint a customer has with a brand and product - the form, function, and branding of the packaging can be very influential on a purchasing decision. However, packaging has a massive sustainability problem that can’t be ignored. Today the world produces 400 million tons of plastic waste annually, 36% of which is from packaging and 85% of which ends up in landfills or as unregulated waste. Rethinking how we package products can improve the sustainability and circularity of these materials, address health concerns like microplastics and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria along the way, and even provide an improved business case. With that in mind, let’s dive into four trends and innovations in sustainable packaging that will define the future of the category. 1. Reducing and recycling plastic packaging 2. Making strides with mono-materials 3. Biodegradable and repurposable packaging 4. Antimicrobial awareness and innovation
*Net Revenues of $1,379 million for the third quarter of 2023 were down 14% compared to $1,609 million in the third quarter of 2022 and down 3% compared to $1,426 million in the second quarter of 2023.
*Net Income from continuing operations of $28 million for the third quarter of 2023 compared to $175 million in the third quarter of 2022, a net loss from continuing operations of $139 million in the second quarter of 2023 and a net loss from continuing operations of $217 million in the twelve months ended September 30, 2023.
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (“Pactiv Evergreen” or the “Company”) today reported results for the third quarter of 2023. Michael King, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pactiv Evergreen, said, “I am proud of our team’s performance during the third quarter. The Company continued to execute at a high level, while managing costs and making further progress on its transformational journey. We have made significant progress on the Beverage Merchandising Restructuring during the year, including the closure of our Canton mill and our Olmsted Falls, Ohio converting facility and the reorganization of our management structure. These are important steps to enhance our position as a market-leading North American food and beverage packaging company. While the macroeconomic environment remains uncertain, the actions we have taken to improve our cost structure, coupled with the resilience of our business model, allowed us to generate solid free cash flow and drive increased value for our shareholders.”
Jon Baksht, Chief Financial Officer of Pactiv Evergreen, added, “We continue to prioritize the strengthening of our balance sheet. Our ability to generate strong cash flows from operating activities and free cash flow underpins our commitment to reduce our outstanding borrowings and invest in future growth opportunities. Specifically, management set a target earlier this year to improve our Net Leverage Ratio1 to the low 4s by year end. I am pleased to share that we improved our Net Leverage Ratio1 to 4.2x as of September 30, 2023, delivering against our target and creating momentum heading into year end. In addition, we are focused on optimizing our working capital levels and are on track to deliver solid free cash flow for 2023.”
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