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Label launches for products made with wind energy

Belguim-based nonprofit Windmade has introduced a global consumer label for products using a minimum of 75% renewable energy.
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Liquid cartons contain ready-to-eat pasta meals

Pacific Foods launches childhood pasta favorites made from all natural ingredients, packaged in BPA-free, retortable liquid cartons.
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Dell commits to waste-free packaging by 2020

New sustainable packaging initiatives will use new materials like wheat straw to ensure packaging is made from renewable materials, and is recyclable or compostable.
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Learn about a 100% bio-based PET

Coca-Cola officials have been quoted as saying that their objective to develop a 100% bio-based PET for Coke's PlantBottles will not be achieved until 2020, but now it appears there may be a quicker way to get there.
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Compostable coffee bags make North American debut

Two North American coffee roasting companies have launched fully compostable coffee bags to support their eco-friendly commitments.
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McDonald's launches new global packaging designs

Bags and cups to feature QR codes providing access to finding nutrition information.
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Sig Combibloc: Eco-friendly carton, closure

The combibloc EcoPlus carton pack from SIG Combibloc, which generates less CO2, is now also available with the very lightweight and resource efficient combiCap screw cap--a packaging solution that combines environmentally-friendly features and convenience.
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Patient adherence goals drive Walmart's new compliance pack launch

Walmart and Sam’s 4,600 pharmacies add new sustainable calendar-style packs for select scripts in an effort to improve patient adherence to drug regimens.
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PolyOne: Bioplasticizer eliminates phthalates

Derived from rapidly renewable feedstocks and certified to contain 99% bio-based content, PolyOne’s reFlex 300 bioplasticizer is a non-phthalate alternative that provides a one-for-one replacement for general-purpose plasticizers used in flexible vinyl formulations.
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UPM Raflatac, Inc: Sustainable shelf labelstocks

Utilizing Latex Impregated and Jetlaser Translucent paper-based face materials, UPM Raflatac’s paper-faced products for shelf labeling applications provide label converters and retailers with compelling, environmentally-preferable alternatives to traditional vinyl products.

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