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Planters, Sonoco partner for sustainability

Glass-to-plastic switch reduces weight of packaging and the number of trucks to distribute product.
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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.
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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
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Cardinal Health introduces surgical glove half-fold packages

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