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The new corrugated configurations incorporate tighter dimensions and eliminate interior dividers. Neither the inner cartons nor the outer shipping cases require foam peanuts for protective cushioning.
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New casing strategy cultivates economy and ecology

Organic grower reinvents its shipper packing operations to minimize material usage and waste byproducts.
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Stackable flexible package features reclosable lid produced from a single roll of film
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Stackable flexible package features reclosable lid produced from a single roll of film

Patented PrimaPak design from Clear Lam replaces cans, bottles and jars eliminating hundreds of millions of pounds of glass, plastic and metal from landfills. Packaging is designed to reduce weight, improve cube utilization and enhance product to package ratios as well as maximize efficiencies in warehousing, shipping, and merchandising.
Video: Roberts PolyPro improves the packaging sustainability of its handles
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Video: Roberts PolyPro improves the packaging sustainability of its handles

Roberts PolyPro has developed a new two-pack bottle handle that decrease materials sourced and increases pallet utilization. The overall source reduction translates into a 26% lower cost for these new HDPE handles designed for carrying two-gallon jugs of refrigerated product.
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Eco Friendly vodka goes from glass to PET

Custom 1.75-L PET bottle for McCormick’s Eco Friendly 360 Vodka offers lighter weight with glass-like appearance, and is first to feature a swing-top closure.
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'In this century, water is going to be the next oil'

The American Chemical Society launches a web-based toolkit to foster greater understanding of the challenges in providing a sustainable supply of clean water.
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Aqua Based Technologies: Grease-resistant coating for food packaging

Designed for use with paper, board, and new starch-based food packaging substrates (such as PLA), Aqualene 5050 from Aqua Based Technologies, a division of ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc., is an eco-friendly, water-based coating that is economical, repulpable, and has high oil and grease resistance (OGR).
The Cartocan is used by itsu for its line of teas.
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New paper/foil/polymer can debuts

Itsu iced tea in the UK has been launched in something called the Cartocan.
Eco-friendly pouches for Natura's new Sou line of products.
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Innovative pouches launched in Brazil

To expand its consumer base, Natura – leader in direct sales of cosmetics in Brazil – presented last May a new line of personal care products, Sou, with lower prices than similar items in its portfolio.
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Evergreen Packaging enters license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies

Evergreen Packaging to explore the development of cupstock products using EarthCoating® technology, a mineralized barrier coating for paperboard materials.
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Mold-Rite | Stull | Weatherchem: 110mm flap closure

The 110mm Flapper Closure from Mold-Rite Plastics | Weatherchem | Stull Technologies is a controlled dispensing closure with a clean and modern design that uses 20% less material to reduce shipping weight and costs.

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