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The pouch offers sustainable packaging advantages.
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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.
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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.
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Campbell reports on sustainability progress in 2012 CSR report

The planet, consumers, employees, and neighbors are the focus of the company’s sustainability goals.
Vacuum packaging that keeps meat red
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Vacuum packaging that keeps meat red

FreshCase technology, which involves the use of sodium nitrite in the food contact layer of the film, is an award-winning way of using vacuum packaging without causing the fresh red meat to darken.
Xango PET
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Xango moves to PET for nutritional supplement beverage

Switch from glass to plastic provides economic and sustainable packaging advantages for its Xango Juice.
Easier handling in the pantry was a driver behind the 2 box development.
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Cheerios 2 Box: source reduction, consumer satisfaction

New packaging technology, proprietary to General Mills, makes it possible to pack cereal more densely, which lets the firm reduce its use of paperboard by 200,000 pounds annually.
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Heineken launches sustainable package design challenge

A new Web-based open-innovation platform launches with a global challenge to consumers to help Heineken design more sustainable packaging for its beer brand.
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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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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.

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