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Method unveils bottle made from ocean plastic

Plastic retrieved from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch makes up 25% of Method’s 100% PCR-content polyethylene bottle.
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Petite pouch for ironing board cover/pad brings big savings

A simple solution has yielded big sustainability benefits for Household Essentials LLC, Hazelwood, MO, which now adds a Gold award from DuPont for Innovation and Sustainability to the Greener Package Award it was honored with in 2010.
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Molded-pulp bottle disrupts laundry detergent category

The Seventh Generation container consists of a molded-pulp outer shell made from 70% recycled cardboard (OCC) and 30% old newspapers (ONP) that can be recycled up to seven times.
Private Label Smackdown: The use of structure as a differentiator
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Private Label Smackdown: The use of structure as a differentiator

Structural designer Dean Lindsay of Chicago's Dean Lindsay Design evaluates how structure is used within private-label and national brand products such as hand lotion and laundry detergent to create a unique impression of the brand. Beyond its shape, structure also relates to how a package is manufactured, how it functions, and how it creates a perception of value, Lindsay says.
OFF THE SHELF: Molded pulp bottle for laundry detergent
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OFF THE SHELF: Molded pulp bottle for laundry detergent

Editor Pat Reynolds deconstructs this molded pulp bottle made from 70% OCC and 30% ONP. Seventh Generation of Burlington, VT, is using it for a 50-oz container of 4x concentrated laundry detergent.
Package Case Study
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Bottle made of OCC and ONP

Holding 50 oz of laundry detergent, this molded-pulp bottle—recyclable and compostable—is actually a shell with a LDPE liner inside that holds the product.
Machine Case Study
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Hamburger assembly, packaging gets synchronized

Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s leading food processing companies, is now benefiting from a new assembly and packaging line for its Rustlers brand of microwavable hamburger-and-bun products in which every individual unit responds flexibly to the product flow in the upstream and downstream sections of the line.
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Hamburger assembly, packaging gets synchronized

Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s leading food processing companies, is now benefiting from a new assembly and packaging line for its Rustlers brand of microwavable hamburger-and-bun products in which every individual unit responds flexibly to the product flow in the upstream and downstream sections of the line.
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'Third moment of truth' among Landor's 2011 packaging trends

Brand consultancy also foresees a continued sustainability push and marketers aligning their brand’s promise with a relevant social cause that matters to their consumers.
Detergents
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P&G's new compacted detergents to save 22M pounds of packaging annually

Procter & Gamble compacts its powder laundry detergents to one-third the size, debuting new Tide and Gain products in Target stores.

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