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Giro Pack, Inc: Soft-mesh produce packaging is environmentally friendly

A 5 lb. soft mesh bag (high graphic film 120mm width) from Giro Pack contains 8.01 grams of recyclable plastic compared to a traditional 5 lb. poly bag (1.5 mil) with 10.26 grams of plastic, providing 21.9% less packaging material.
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Aedan Pharmaceuticals launches energy drink in stick packs

Flexible packs for Aedan Pharmaceuticals’ single-serve dissolving powder energy formula provide innovative differentiation.
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Unilever display shrinks footprint using Sonoco's design software

A redesigned floorstand wing unit for Vaseline Sheer Infusion body lotion reduces paperboard use by 50% without any loss in branding appeal in stores.
OFF THE SHELF: Greener package for calcium supplement
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OFF THE SHELF: Greener package for calcium supplement

Anne Marie Mohan examines a full-bodied shrink sleeve labeled container for GlaxoSmithKline calcium supplements that requires significantly less packaging materials.
OFF THE SHELF: Pouches stand up and stand out
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OFF THE SHELF: Pouches stand up and stand out

On a recent trip to a Walgreen's store, Packaging World editor Anne Marie Mohan found two varieties of stand-up pouches that really caught her eye. Hear her description of Dial's Eco-Smart Refill pouch and Rolaids Antacid Softchews.
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Groovy beverage bottle builds green credibility, reduces weight 15%

If LIV Organic's all-natural sports drink is "like Gatorade without the garbage," as its Web site advertises, then its new bottle is like a premium, 16.9-oz PET container without the weight, and with less cost.
OFF THE SHELF: Method's 8x concentrated detergent
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OFF THE SHELF: Method's 8x concentrated detergent

Cleaning products maker Method has gone green big time by coming up with an 8x concentrated laundry detergent. Jim George delivers a few observations about the packaging of this clever product.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Love Box Co. (Wichita, KS) opened an office and warehouse in Columbia, MO.

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