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Whole Foods implements new sustainable-packaging guidelines

The latest changes affect store-brand supplements and body care products. By the end of 2010, Whole Foods plans to have completed conversion of its Whole Body products to PCR packaging.
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Hain Celestial personal care line converts to 100% PCR PET bottles

360-deg switch from 100% virgin PET to 100% PCR PET yields a number of sustainability benefits, supports company’s green commitment.
OFF THE SHELF: Pouches stand up and stand out
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OFF THE SHELF: Pouches stand up and stand out

On a recent trip to a Walgreen's store, Packaging World editor Anne Marie Mohan found two varieties of stand-up pouches that really caught her eye. Hear her description of Dial's Eco-Smart Refill pouch and Rolaids Antacid Softchews.

Kroger to boost private-label presence in beauty aisles

The retailer has beefed up its overall store-brand selection 25% during the past two years, and now it sees health and beauty as underserved by private-label.
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Building a better box through minerals

New limestone-coated composite carton for organic bath and body products lends spa-like luxury to gift set with a down-to-earth footprint.

2010 NACD awards honor innovation

Twenty-three packages representing a range of industries are lauded by the National Association of Container Distributors.

Hand sanitizer container takes Best of Show for NACD

An attractive yet functional container for a line of foaming hand sanitizers makes this product stand out on shelf, as well as at home on countertops, ensuring regular use.
OFF THE SHELF: Hand soap and pickles--2 takes on package graphics
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OFF THE SHELF: Hand soap and pickles--2 takes on package graphics

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at a PET container of hand soap in a pump dispenser and also at a six pack of shelf-stable pickle packs to make a few comments on sustainability and package graphics.
OFF THE SHELF: L'Oreal's cleverly functional package
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OFF THE SHELF: L'Oreal's cleverly functional package

Senior editor Anne Marie Mohan demonstrates how a skin scrubbing device becomes part of the packaging in L'Oreal's new go 360 Clean exfoliating scrub.


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