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Hasbro to improve product-to-package ratio

Toy company announces initiative to reduce the product-to-package ratio by approximately 15% for some of its most popular global brands.
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Materials Product Brief

Portola Packaging, Inc: Tamper-evident plug closure

The new Steri-Shield from Portola Packaging is the company's first tamper-evident (TE) linerless plug closure for extended shelf life (ESL) and aseptic beverage packages.
Planters container
Package Case Study

Planters, Sonoco partner for sustainability

Glass-to-plastic switch reduces weight of packaging and the number of trucks to distribute product.

RIT students prove they’re up for package design challenge

Winning design involves replacing a stout-shaped glass bottle for a lightweight, taller PET for Wegmans BBQ sauce.

INCPEN publishes guide for sustainable packaging in the Internet age

Free report for manufacturers and retailers provides guidance on designing resource-efficient and cost-efficient packaging for e-commerce products.
Cardinal Health cartons

Cardinal Health introduces surgical glove half-fold packages

Modified packaging reduces waste, maximizes storage space, and demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainability.
Package Case Study

Planters peanuts switches to plastic packaging

A move from glass to plastic jars for Planters Dry Roasted Peanut varieties results in 84% less packaging by weight.
Materials Product Brief

Clysar, LLC: Printed polyolefin shrink film replaces paperboard trays, sleeves

Clysar polyolefin shrink film from Bemis Clysar is a premium-quality, single-source polyolefin shrink film printed with high-impact, 360-degree graphics for multi-packs and bundled items that saves packaging material and cost.
Package Case Study

Kraft introduces easy-to-handle flexible pack for foodservice dressings

The new YES Pack from Kraft for its foodservice salad dressing varieties offers a range of convenience and sustainability features, and allows up to 99% of product to be consumed.
Getting rid of a carton and insert drastically reduced material use.
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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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