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Renewably sourced barrier tray.
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Renewably sourced barrier tray for meat

Sutton, MA-based J&G Foods has begun using an ultra high-barrier renewably sourced thermoformed tray for its vacuum packaged line of fresh red meats.
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Elopak’s beverage cartons use second generation certified renewable polyethylene (PE)
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Elopak: Beverage cartons feature renewable polyethylene

Consisting of at least 75% renewable paperboard derived from responsibly managed forests, Elopak’s beverage cartons use second generation certified renewable polyethylene (PE) made of European-sourced biomass (not in competition with the food supply), with the goal to replace all fossil-based raw materials with renewable alternatives as part of its Future Proofed Packaging Strategy.
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Eye-popping news for sustainable, 3D paper packaging

Highly tactile and sustainable, new paper-based embossing, thermoforming and f/f/s technologies based on FibreForm, from BillerudKorsnäs, are now available in North America.
HLP Klearfold offers greener plastic boxes
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HLP Klearfold offers greener plastic boxes

At Pack Expo, HLP Klearfold's VP of Marketing Pat McGee explains the basics of PET, RPET, and plant-based PET blends for rigid plastic folding cartons. Learn how using in-house extruders allows HLP Klearfold to control the quality of its 30% post-consumer recycled content RPET boxes as well as its 30% plant-based PlantBox option.
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Box for vegan truffles conveys purity, luxury

Gourmet vegan chocolatier selects 100% recycled kraft paperboard boxes that reflect the company’s commitment to wholesome, holistic ingredients and practices.
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Bird-friendly coffee brand earns street cred with compostable pouch

British coffee producer Bird & Wild uses pouch made from compostable, renewable material to expand its offerings to stores looking for more eco-friendly options.
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Inspired by nature: Dell debuts plastic made from air

This fall, computer giant Dell is debuting a new plastics technology that may represent its most innovative sustainable packaging project yet.
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Fabri-Kal: USDA certified on-the-go boxes

Boxes made entirely from plants earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. Boxes contain 100% biobased content, reduce environmental impact.
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New bread bag is made from renewable resources.
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New sustainable bread bag

Hovis Limited, a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business in the U.K., is the first to commercialize a polyethylene bread bag made primarily from renewable resources.
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Plastic packaging made from air?

IT solutions provider Dell announces its use of a carbon-negative plastic material made from air and greenhouse gases for its Dell Latitude series notebooks, in fall 2014.

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