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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Comprehensive analysis of barrier materials

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


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