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Earthbound Farm Adept
Machine Case Study

Earthbound Farm installs robotic systems to case-pack produce clamshells

Gentle handling, accuracy, cost, and environmental benefits help this California grower of organic salads and produce.
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Package Case Study

Custom case saves waste for winery

A specially designed 12-count corrugated case for small-volume winery Terrien provides a more sustainable packaging solution through a sophisticated, sturdy structure.
Package Case Study

Whole Foods moves to mineralized coating for deli boxes

The Rocky Mountain Region of grocer Whole Foods Market plans to introduce its 100% recycled paperboard deli boxes with a coating made from 40% calcium carbonate.
Package Case Study

Clorox concentrates bleach for smaller bottle

Slimmer, smaller bleach bottle introduced for Clorox that holds concentrated product that reduces the amount of plastic and water used by the brand.

Zero-waste, package-free grocery store opens in Texas

New in.gredients grocery store opens in Texas, with a goal of focusing on community and sustainability, including the elimination of packaging.
Materials Product Brief

Graham Packaging: PET beverage carafe creates differentiation for premium products

Designed for ambient or cold-filled drinks such as juices, teas, lemonades, fruit punches, and other beverages typically found in the refrigerated section, Graham Packaging’s new stock 59-oz. polyethylene terephthalate (PET) carafe is designed to help brand owners create a differentiated shelf-presence for a wide variety of premium beverages.
The pouch offers sustainable packaging advantages.
Package Case Study

Pouch scores sustainable packaging points

For its Horse Quenchers product, Equatic Solutions of Flemington, NJ. pulled off a nice bit of source reduction recently when it switched out of a rigid plastic container plus snap-on lid to a pouch made of flexible film.

Benefits of packaging outlined by AMERIPEN brochure

New brochure explains how the thoughtful use of packaging actually helps prevent waste and save energy. Sections focus on economic, environmental, and social benefits.
OFF THE SHELF: Beer variety pack brews multiple advantages
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OFF THE SHELF: Beer variety pack brews multiple advantages

For its Widmer Brothers beers, the Craft Brew Alliance uses a new variety-pack box that reveals up to four different 22-oz glass bottle brands inside, providing marketing differentiation and materials savings.

Campbell reports on sustainability progress in 2012 CSR report

The planet, consumers, employees, and neighbors are the focus of the company’s sustainability goals.


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