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Silgan: Lightweight easy-open can end

Silgan Containers’ Ultralite QT easy-open can end looks and functions like other easy-open can ends but is produced from lighter weight metal, making it 20% lighter than comparable ends and the lightest-weight easy-open end of its kind in the US, according to the company.
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Brazilian beer launched in lightest can in South America

NewAge Bebidas introduces its Germânia 55 beer brand in an aluminum bottle can that is lightweight, shatterproof, and infinitely recyclable.
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Mondelez eliminates 48 million lb of packaging

Mondelez’ first progress report on its Call for Well-Being initiative shows that it is well on its way to meeting its goal of eliminating 50 million lb of packaging by 2015.
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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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