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10 tips for sustainable package design

With the fundamentals of sustainable packaging in mind, following are some areas to consider when implementing changes to your packaging for improved environmental impact.
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OFF THE SHELF: Chalk-based aseptic pouch for milk
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OFF THE SHELF: Chalk-based aseptic pouch for milk

Huishan Dairy of China is the first to use this unique, chalk-based pouch for single-serve aseptic packaging format. Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at the Air Aseptic.
Package Case Study

Hand sanitizer packaging designed with environment in mind

Hand-sanitizer dispensing system employs refill packs made from recyclable PET that uses 30% less material than HDPE; pumps are removable for recycling.
Materials Product Brief

D&W Fine Pack: Container and lid line for grab-and-go meals

D&W Fine Pack’s Cruiser Bowl container and lid line is well-suited for a broad range of applications targeted for use in restaurant take-out and deli grab-and-go meals and beverages.
Package Case Study

Pizza Hut Costa Rica employs multifunctional pizza box to minimize waste

Multifunctional pizza box, which breaks down into plates and a small container for leftovers, is a big hit with Pizza Hut Costa Rica customers.
Materials Product Brief

ITW Hi-Cone: Bottle/can multi-packs save money, environment

Hi-Cone has reduced the amount of material per bottle and can multi-pack by almost 17% by combining their plastic with a compound known as metallocene.
Materials Product Brief

AMERICHEM INC: Eco-friendly blowing agents

Able to significantly reduce the overall weight of a package, Americhem’s nCore® line of optimized chemical blowing agents are specifically designed for molded packaging closures and containers.
Package Case Study

Lighter-weight closures help Cargill's sustainability efforts

Company’s PET-bottled edible oils convert to lighter-weight neck finish in Brazil while offering many consumer conveniences.
Package Case Study

Spanish still-water bottler lightweights bottle neck

A smaller water-bottle neck size accompanied by an easier-to-open cap saves Aguas De Mondariz 40% in package weight and adds to consumer convenience.
Materials Product Brief

Keystone Folding Box Company: Child-resistant, senior-friendly compliance package

Ecoslide-RX compliance package from Keystone Folding Box Company is made from 100% recyclable material, contains no plastic in its secondary packaging and requires minimal film and foil.  


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