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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.
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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.’
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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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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.
Package Case Study
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Protective packaging that's grown

Only two Diamond Awards for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction and Sustainability were handed out this year, and one was won by Ecovative LLC for its EcoCradle™ protective packaging product.
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The crop waste buzz

Using crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock is suddenly hot.

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