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Corrugated industry improves environmental performance

LCA shows a 32% reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions between 2006 and 2010, attributed to the increased recovery of corrugated for recycling.
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Which one has a smaller footprint? Plastics or alternative materials?

Alternative packaging materials may be more sexy, but how do they compare with petroleum-based plastics when it comes to energy use and greenhouse gas emissions?
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Advantages of LCA for sustainable package design

Find out why you are putting your brand at risk unless you take a life-cycle view of your package design.
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What’s new in packaging-specific environmental evaluation tools

Find out what tools are available to help you to determine the life-cycle impacts of your packaging formats as well as measure and report these metrics.
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Triangle replaces chasing arrows in Resin Identification Code

Enhancements to RIC include decoupling the system from recycling message by replacing chasing arrows with triangle symbol, and addressing recent resin innovations.
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European bottled water company is certified as carbon-neutral

Croatian water bottler Jamnica earns CarbonFree certification in North America, offsetting its carbon emissions through investments in third-party programs.
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GreenBlue to offer standardized packaging design assessment

Organization leverages its COMPASS life cycle-based design software to provide packaging analysis for more sustainable package design.
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Ensuring package design sustainability through LCA

Life Cycle Analysis is a tool that the package designer/engineer can use to steer the design and materials selection of a package on a more sustainable route early in the process.
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LCA helps Kraft measure, improve environmental impacts of packaging

Proprietary Eco-Calculator helps Kraft’s packaging designers create more efficient, sustainable solutions for products, such as the Kraft YES Pack and the Tassimo T Disk.
Relative amounts of GHG emissions during film production.
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Comprehensive analysis of barrier materials

A recently published report provides volumetric and revenue forecasts for barrier materials through 2016.

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