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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.
Denise Lefebvre
Package Case Study
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PepsiCo elaborates on new green PET bottle technology

Denise Lefebvre, director of Advanced Research – Beverage Packaging, for PepsiCo reveals additional details on the announcement of a 100% plant-based PET bottle expected to pilot in 2012.
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PlantBottle GM discusses recent Dasani and Odwalla advancements

Scott Vitters speaks with Greener Package about the science behind the new 100% plant-based HDPE bottle for Odwalla, as well as the significance of the availability of Dasani PlantBottle nationally.
New packaging foam contains 25% renewable content
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New packaging foam contains 25% renewable content

Sealed Air's Instapak® RC45 foam contains 25% renewable content in the finished foam product and is recommended for light-duty packaging applications.

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