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Excellent Packaging & Supply: Compostable produce bags

Made from GMO-free cornstarch, Excellent Packaging & Supply’s sturdy, translucent produce bags with a wide opening are convenient for customers and can be branded to reinforce a store’s commitment to eliminating the environmental impact of polyethylene bags.             
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Pacific Bag, Inc: Kraft side-gusset bag with degassing valve

Pacific Bag, inc.’s (PBi ) latest stock bag, made from Biotrē® Film, a 1lb. Natural Kraft Side Gusset Bag with the PBi One-Way Degassing Valve effectively preserves and protects sensitive products like coffee.

GreenBlue releases guidelines for designing recyclable, compostable packaging

Design for Recovery Guidelines for Aluminum, Steel, Glass, and Paper Packaging designed to promote more effective material recovery system.
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Excellent Packaging & Supply: Compostable foodservice solutions

Excellent Packaging & Supply’s Bridge-Gate compostable serving ware and take-out packaging, made from 100% renewable GMO-free wheat by-products, is available through its BioMass Packaging® division.
Package Case Study

Compostable film for flower bulb pack

A consortium of three Dutch exporters are packaging their range of flower bulbs in a transparent, compostable, cellulose-based material called NatureFlex.
Package Case Study

PepsiCo rolls out recyclable and compostable foodservice cups

Five new options include fully recyclable clear plastic cups, compostable paper cups and wax cups made with plant-based materials.
Materials Product Brief

Mondi : Eco-friendly industrial bags

Mondi’s Green Range® of industrial bags save resources with one-ply bags, provide intelligent waste management with biodegradable bags, and include PEFCTM/FSC® certified bags for responsible sourcing.
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Sustainability award winner

Winner of a 2011 Sustainability Award from the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) was a flower sleeve made of heat-sealable Nativia NZSS biaxially oriented polylactic acid (PLA) film.


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