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Diageo publishes Sustainable Packaging Guidelines

Guidelines reflect a holistic, life-cycle approach and are based on the common principles of 'reduce, reuse, recycle.'
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Reckitt Benckiser releases 2010 sustainability report

Carbon 20 program achievements are ahead of schedule; reduced packaging part of the company’s plan.
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Packaging powers P&G's sustainability plans

The CPG releases its 13th Annual Sustainability Report, with packaging changes and material reductions playing an important role in near and short-term goals.

U.S. demand for flexible packaging to exceed $18 billion in 2015

Study indicates that deceleration in raw material price growth, as well as flexible packaging’s lightweight properties will push demand for the converted material.

Bristol-Myers prevails over cold chain challenges

A thermal management system helps the global biopharma company reduce its cold chain distribution costs and reap multiple benefits.
Without proper venting, container collapse can occur
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Vented cap liners cure container woes

High-altitude plastic bottle collapsing problems solved and product safety and brand image preserved.
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BPA gets into court, too

Most of the discussions about bisphenol A, or BPA, in this column have been about how regulatory officials and governments have reacted to the chemical’s presence in packaging. 
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Global packaging research

The International Association of Packaging Research Institutes was established in 1971 as an international membership association to promote packaging as a global science to important target groups within international organizations and research foundations.
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A Jim Beam perspective

Robert Land, corporate packaging engineer at Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., talks about trends in packaging.
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An epistolary column

My Lead Off column in the July issue described how Ecovative LLC and others are turning to crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock. The column generated this intriguing exchange of e-mails.


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