Sometimes looks do count. Such was the case for Nestlé Purina Pet Care
Fancy Feast Gourmet Gold cat food, which earned a gold for printing
achievement for Nordenia U.S.A.. The better-looking
bags also reflect functional improvements.
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As director of sustainability for Mars North America, Kevin Rabinovitch
works with all of the company’s units (food, snack, and pet care) in
the U.S. He develops and executes sustainability strategies and
initiatives aimed at improving triple bottom line
results—environmental, social, and economic.
In June 2007, Chomp, Inc., Weymouth, MA, introduced Sniffers Shake-Ins Meal Enhancers for dog food. The dry granulated products are available in three flavors (chicken, bacon, and liver) and are formulated to enhance flavor, add protein, and aid healthy digestion.
Zip-Pak introduces its new Slider for large format bags, the first slider zipper that adds convenience to large format bags, yet requires no alteration to the package design or construction, company says.
SustainPack, a four-year European research program, aims to make sustainable packaging an industry standard by 2015. The consortium, which is made up of 35 partners from 13 countries, will encourage the use of traditional, natural-based packaging products by producing easily degradable, renewable, and recyclable packaging based on biopolymers, paper, and board.
Scarcely a day goes by without a picture in the European news media showing a polar bear, victimized by the onslaught of global warming, clinging forlornly to a fast-melting ice floe. Joining the polar bears in media coverage are the chief executives of Europe’s major international retailers, who seem to be vying for the mantle of greatest green-ness. Consider:
The dog food package for Nestlé Beneful Prepared Meals was selected the winner in the inaugural Pack Expo Selects™ program by packaging professionals attending last November’s Pack Expo Intl., which is sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (www.pmmi.org).