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Excellent Packaging & Supply: Food trays made from bulrush and other plant fibers

Designed to replace the polystyrene containers that are typically used in the meat, poultry and seafood departments, Excellent Packaging has added a new line of food display and presentation containers to its line of compostable foodservice packaging products.
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The unique patented ‘trapped clamshell’.
Package Case Study
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AT&T is sweet on sugarcane-based thermoform

Renewable-resource film to be used in the thermoformed part of the clamshell package in which AT&T merchandises more than 300 SKUs of its wireless accessories products.
Materials Product Brief
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Korsnäs AB: Kraft paper for bags is stretchable

The environmentally-friendly Korsnäs Wave is a formable, stretchable, stiff, strong kraft paper with a very special feel that resists tearing and abrasion.
Aseptic packs have FSC label.
Package Case Study
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Aseptic packs with FSC label

For the first time in the USA, beverages are being filled in aseptic carton packs displaying the FSC® label of the Forest Stewardship Council.
Package Case Study
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Raw pet-food bag uses renewable, compostable materials

Flexible, reclosable pouch for raw dog food from Steve’s Real Food is made from renewable compostable materials and is ‘green from the zipper to the sealant.’
Column/Opinion
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Bio fuels spell opportunity

Today’s focus on energy sources based on renewable resources rather than on petroleum creates an opportunity for packaging.
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News
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GreenBlue forms Forest Products Working Group

The new working group, comprising supplier and corporation members, will focus on developing practical tools and resources to address forest resource challenges and opportunities.
Package Case Study
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Gillette razor packs made of renewable-fiber molded tray

Bamboo and bulrush form the basis of new packaging for Procter & Gamble’s Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, a DuPont Diamond award winner for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction, and Sustainability.
Package Case Study
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Furniture protected by mushroom 'root'-based packaging

Ecovative’s EcoCradle is a low embodied-energy, compostable, protective packaging material that is literally grown into any custom shape.
Package Case Study
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PLA yogurt cup project scrutinized from all angles

Attention to detail, as well as the new pack’s 48% reduction in global warming potential versus petroleum-based packages, netted Stonyfield an Environmental Impact award in the FDA-Regulated category of this year’s competition.

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