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How TPEs benefit consumers, brands and Mother Earth

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) provide ease-of-use, brand differentiation and sustainability benefits, Sharon Derbyshire of PolyOne told Pack Expo 2013 attendees.
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Protective packaging made from crop waste

Restore Mushroom Packaging from Sealed Air Corp. is made from crop waste, which is just about endlessly renewable. To make it even more sustainable, it's home compostable
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Cereal maker introduces plant-based box liner

Organic products maker Cascadian Farm now lines its Cinnamon Crunch cereal box with a new bag made from 57% certified plant-based material.
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Dordan: Thermoformed colored algae-plastic

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Pack Expo Booth #6606! Dordan has been working with ALGIX, an aquatic biomass technology company in partnership with Kimberly-Clark, on thermoforming the latest generation of its algae plastic that utilizes algae waste from aquaculture.
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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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