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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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French juice drink packed in aseptic pouch

Orangina-Schweppes France launches its classic Oasis fruit beverage for kids and teenagers in an aseptic pouch that offers an air-filled handle and attached straw.
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White Paper: Sprint improves packaging sustainability 55% in three years

Independently researched study examines the evolution of Sprint-branded device packaging.

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