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Coffee pod recycling in the U.S.: How likely?

A LinkedIn discussion around the likelihood of consumers bringing used coffee pods into a collection center, if given the opportunity, raises a range of issues.
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New dispensing system to be tried by P&G and Method

Both Method and P&G are close to launching products in a novel package that drew considerable attention at interpack 2014.
Materials Product Brief
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Stora Enso: Paper candy cups

Stora Enso’s paper candy cups, made from 100% renewable raw material, feature a variety of unique shapes and closing mechanisms that differentiate the candy cups from traditional candy packaging.
Package Case Study
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Wooden block holds Wild Forest fragrance

Created to reflect the balance of urban cityscape and natural environment, packaging for men’s fragrance Wild Forest comprises a glass bottle held within a wooden container.
Package Case Study
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Devilishly convenient container for car shampoo

U.K.’s CarPlan Demon Foam car shampoo launches in a custom container with a molded cavity in the back panel that holds a detachable foam head.
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Iconic L'eggs Sheer Energy egg package returns

Sheer Energy Legwear celebrates ‘Fabulous after 40 Years’ with a limited-edition egg package and social media-based sweepstakes.
Liventa Bioscience now produces human collagen membrane sheets for orthopedic uses.
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Dry vapor shippers help Liventa Bioscience deliver cell-based biologics

Strategic alliance with Cryoport for portable cold chain logistics allows longer shelf life for live tissue cells.
Materials Product Brief
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Icebox: Box container for drinking water

An alternative to plastic water bottles, Icebox Water water containers are BPA-free, 100% recyclable, and sustainably produced 1-liter and 500-ml carton packages for spring water.
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M. Jacob & Sons: Plastic beer growler

Designed for micro-breweries, brew-pubs, and the home brewing market, M. Jacob & Sons’ 64-oz. PET Growler in light amber eliminates glass breakage, provides easy handling and pouring, and offers much lighter beer carrier.
Microwave shielding for ready meals
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Microwave shielding for ready meals

Conagra's Bertolli brand Rustico Bakes line of frozen ready meals have unique microwave shielding technology that keeps the edges and corners of the meal from overcooking and makes sure the center of the meal is hot.

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