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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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