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Juice+'s cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+

Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Sealed Air: Eco-friendly shrink films

Sealed Air’s next-generation line of micro-layered Cryovac Technology (CT) films, including Cryovac CT-300 Series, Cryovac CT-500 Series, and Cryovac CT-700 Series offer thinner gauge options than conventional polyolefin or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) overwraps, enabling users to reduce both their carbon footprint and overall operating costs.
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From Illinois to India, LinkedIn discussions know no boundaries

I’m not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. But once in awhile I’m pleasantly surprised by the lively exchange of ideas generated by a LinkedIn group discussion.
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Substantial growth expected for sustainable packaging

The global market for sustainable packaging is forecast to reach $244 billion by 2018, according to a new market report from Smithers Pira, “The Future of Sustainable Packaging to 2018.”
The Kronenbourg paperboard multipack in France is produced by MWV.
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Carlsberg Circular Community formed to rethink packaging

Carlsberg joins with global suppliers to develop packaging that reduces reliance on natural resources while still appealing to consumers, using the Cradle-to-Cradle platform.
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New Coke bottle for U.K. is lightest 330-mL ever

Design technology investments and changes in the glass-forming process by U.K. glass manufacturer results in 190-g weight for 330-mL bottle.
Lightweighted PET bottle went from 33 to 24 g.
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Coca-Cola Amatil wins awards for PET bottle

Coca Cola Amatil has won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award as well as a 2013-2014 Worldstar award from the World Packaging Organization with a lightweighted PET bottle.
Materials Product Brief
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Sidel: Lightweight PET water bottle

Sidel’s RightWeight 0.5 litre PET bottle weighs 7.95 grams, uses standard 26/22 caps, and offers top-load performance of 33 kilograms without nitrogen dosing, to help eliminate the “over squeeze” issue which can result in the spilling of contents unintentionally, and making it easier for consumers to unscrew the cap and open the bottle.
New packaging does away with plastic tray.
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Nonni's launches a greener pack

Oak Brook, IL-based Nonni’s Foods, North America’s leading biscotti baker, has announced the introduction of new, vibrant and more environmentally-friendly packaging for its Biscotti grocery store packs.
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Greener Package Top 10 countdown

The 10 most-read stories on the Greener Package website in 2013 point to readers’ wide-ranging interests, from new packaging materials and formats to topics such as resource conservation.

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