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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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Hexacomb: Display board

Falconboard Print All White display board from Hexacomb, a BOISE company, is designed for demanding digital or screen printing applications, accommodates most inks and adhesives, as well as commercial connective systems such as edge tape and plastic or metal edging/channels.
Protective packaging made from mushroom roots
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Protective packaging made from mushroom roots

Sealed Air's Restore™ Mushroom Packaging is a 100% renewable protective packaging made from non-food agricultural byproducts and mycelium, or mushroom roots. This is the first commercialized use of the technology developed by Ecovative Design and offers all-natural protective packaging that is home-compostable.
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Henkel: Sustainable thermal insulation for packaging

Thermolite packaging from Henkel and LBP Manufacturing is a sustainable thermal insulation for packaging formulated from renewable material and applied in-line during the converting process to create multi-functional packaging containers.

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