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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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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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