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GRAB-AND-GO CONVENIENCE. Stand-up pouches with bright graphics and a number of grab-and-go convenience features have replaced li
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Pouch format is 'baby food 2.0

A stand-up pouch capped by a large reclosable and tamper-evident closure is a packaging format in which The Nest Collective has a lot of confidence.
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Avandia controversy escalates

One Senator and one member of Congress are calling on the FDA to pull from the market the diabetes drug Avandia because of safety concerns. It’s the latest flare-up of a firestorm of controversy--and a window into several important issues.
OFF THE SHELF: Postage-paid toothbrush recycling
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OFF THE SHELF: Postage-paid toothbrush recycling

A Massachusetts-based company called Preserve has come up with a clever way of encouraging the recycling of toothbrushes. Jim Butschli shows how it works.
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Preserve launches mail-back pack for recycled toothbrushes

Made from recycled PP, toothbrushes can be mailed back to Preserve Products for recycling into plastic lumber.
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Package appropriateness

Some package styles just plain fit certain product groups. A box of cereal, a tube of toothpaste, a bag of chips, a can of beans, a can of soup, a bottle of milk, a bottle of beer, a bottle of wine—in every case we automatically associate the package format with the product.
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Tube demand driven by cosmetics and pharmaceuticals

Demand for tube and stick packaging to reach $1.8 billion by 2014 according to a new Freedonia study.
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Economy aside, packaging salaries thrive

Yes, there were layoffs, job security worries, and fewer bonuses, but this IoPP/Packaging World salary survey reveals that packaging incomes stood up to 2009’s economic gut punch.
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Active packaging a barrier to listeria?

A paper published in the Journal of Food Safety claims that a biopolymer made from a certain starch may be a big help on the food safety scene.
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Checklist for strategic sustainability

How does your company's sustainability strategy compare?
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European tube suppliers report relatively stable 2009

The tube’s versatility, and a strong presence in cosmetics and pharma, helped this package weather the economic storm across Europe.

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