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Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance formed

Eight leading consumer brand companies join the World Wildlife Fund in forming an alliance dedicated to the responsible development of plastics made from plant material.
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Mintel's Dornbpazer packs 'em in at the Innovation Stage
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How can green packaging be simultaneously more AND less important to todays consumers?

There’s both more and less interest in going green. It’s a head-scratcher, but Mintel Group's Lynn Dornblaser unraveled the mystery to Pack Expo 2013 attendees.
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Pea-based protein bar launches in 31% bio-based wrapper

Known for the simplicity and purity of its snack-bar products, LÄRABAR launches its new ALT protein bar in a wrapper made from a non-GMO, plant-based material.
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Bio-feedstocks becoming flights of fancy?

Just because something can be converted into packaging doesn’t mean that it should be.
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Kids' organic oats get plantable, compostable packaging

Packaging for instant cereal products for children includes compostable single-serve cups for convenience and a carton insert embedded vegetable seeds for a hands-on activity.
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PLA capsules adorn wine bottles

Trinity Oaks begins using compostable wine bottle capsules made from renewable materials.
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Bioplastics feedstock not in competition with food, reveals data

The feedstock needed for bioplastics production accounts for only a minimal fraction of global agricultural area, according to new data published by European Bioplastics.
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The Bioplastics Council launches awards program

Competition will recognize outstanding innovation and unique application of bioplastics materials, products, or processes by a company.
Paktech's sustainability equals profitability... just ask Walmart
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Paktech's sustainability equals profitability... just ask Walmart

How can you reduce eliminate corrugate and petroleum use, 78% of your greenhouse gas emissions and 90% of your energy use? Watch this video to get the answer from Paktech, “the handle people” ... and so much more. Need convincing? Just pause this short video at 1:20 and study the Walmart eco-scoring chart at 1:20. And again at 2:20 to see how to save hundreds of dollars per truckload.
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Coca-Cola enters partnership to expand PlantBottle production

Partnership with JBF Industries will result in the world’s largest facility for the production of bio-glycol—the key ingredient used to make PlantBottle packaging.

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