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Report highlights CPGs' sustainability achievements

Industry association publishes report on the successes of some of its members in making sustainability advancements in the areas of air, waste, and water.
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Dr Pepper Snapple conserves 60.7 million lb of PET

In DPSG’s 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, the company celebrates its goal of reducing its PET usage by 60.7 millon lb since 2007.
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Cider maker achieves 18% reduction in packaging weight

A redesigned glass bottle from U.K. company Thatchers Cider includes design touches that increase shelf appeal and offers an 18% reduction in packaging weight.
INDUSTRIAL POUCH. Ecolab’s new pouch is a 6-mil coextrusion that offers users a safe, tight, collapsible pack for liquid industrial products.
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Award-winning pouch excels for Ecolab

Coextruded pouch structure replaces laminated version, yielding multiple benefits for this provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services.
MULTIFACETED REDESIGN.  The new clamshell package for Hypertherm’s consumables offers a more compact footprint, with 20% less material, and a more consistent, cleaner brand appearance on shelf.
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Holistic thinking guides clamshell redesign

Hypertherm redesigns packaging for 220 SKUs of metal-cutting consumables for a more environmentally friendly clamshell that protects against product counterfeiting.
Off The Shelf: Unilever's source reduction home run
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Off The Shelf: Unilever's source reduction home run

On average, across all aerosol brands launched in Unilever's new compressed can, a 25% reduction in can weight was achieved. No wonder the can won the Diamond Award in the DuPont Awards competition.

Clamshell redesign meets multiple goals

A new clamshell design for cutting equipment manufacturer Hypertherm meets a range of requirements for its machine components, including brand protection, the use of recycled materials, a reduction in plastics use, a smaller footprint, and a more striking retail appearance.
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The end of packaging?

In March, “obsessively organic” yogurt company Stonyfield Farm launched in limited markets a product that it hopes will pave the way for a future without packaging—Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls in an all-natural edible skin. So what’s driving this desire to eliminate packaging? Wood Turner, VP of Sustainability Innovation for Stonyfield, and Eric Freedman, VP of technology provider WikiFoods, Inc., explain.
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Stonyfield tests package-less froyo

Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and Chairman of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farms says he has dreamed for years of creating a product where “after you eat the yogurt, you eat the cup too.”
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How does the business of healthcare impact the environment?

Cook Medical finds that transparency between healthcare providers and suppliers yields financial and sustainability benefits.

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