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NatureWorks reveals third-party LCA results

Revised NatureWorks Ingeo biopolymer life cycle assessment data passes rigorous third party peer-review.
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Burlap bags find new life as insulation for meal kits

Meal-kit delivery service Plated switches from plastic insulation liners for its shippers to ones made from recycled jute, a rapidly renewable material that is also compostable.
Monadnock labels with EarthCoating
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Monadnock: Bright white, durable, and eco paper labels

Envi Enhanced Barrier Labels for beer and wine brands leverage Smart Planet’s EarthCoating technology.
MUSHROOM PACKAGING. Top and bottom cushions made from mushroom “roots” grown in a custom-designed mold protect RBW’s wall sconce
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Brilliant move to mushroom packaging

Lighting manufacturer switches to protective packaging made from mushroom ‘roots’ for its wall sconces, enabling faster packing, damage-free shipping, and a more sustainable packaging solution.
Tetra Rex® Bio-based carton
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Swedish milk brand launches 100% bio-based carton

Following in the footsteps of Finnish dairy Valio, Arla Foods of Sweden has become only the second chilled beverage producer to adopt Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex® Bio-based carton, made entirely of renewable material—from carton to cap.
Earth Renewable's EarthBottle
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Earth Renewable: Durable plant-based personal care packaging

Earth Renewable Technologies debuts EarthBottle, an eco-friendly plastic alternative for beauty products and supplements.
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A closer look at Carlsberg’s fiber bottle

Though more work remains before a bottle sits on a store shelf, the fiber bottle that Carlsberg has been working on is beginning to round into shape. Here’s a peek at what to expect.
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Japan's Kuraray acquires Plantic

Kuraray expands its bio-based barrier film capabilities with Plantic Technologies acquisition.
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Tetra Pak reports environmental gains on 2020 goals

The company moves toward its 2020 goals with higher access to carton recycling and increased awareness of resource scarcity, among other new solutions.
Off The Shelf: Nestle’s paper bottle
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Off The Shelf: Nestle’s paper bottle

The six-pounder is heavy enough, but the 10.5-lb molded pulp container for Nestle Purina Petcare’s premium kitty litter is an impressive accomplishment.

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