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Seven packaging predictions for a resource-strapped future

One of the driving themes at this year’s Sustainable Packaging Symposium (www.sustainablepackagingsymposium.com), organized by Greener Package and the AIChE’s Institute for Sustainability, was that the global marketplace faces some dire challenges in the near future
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Spring herbs offered in new biodegradable planter

Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, NC, is now using biodegradable ReadyGrow™ planters from Sonoco (www.sonoco.com) for its spring herbs. 
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Online forum on sustainability and design

DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers has announced that it will host a global online Packaging Exchange focused on addressing sustainable packaging issues and package design considerations to improve sustainability and reduce waste.
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Tom Schneider elected WPO president

During its first board meeting of 2011 at Interpack in Dusseldorf, Germany, the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) unanimously elected Thomas L. Schneider, CPP, as WPO's new President for 2012-2014.
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Sustainability initiatives exceed expectations, businesses say

New survey shows that sustainability is becoming an integrated part of the majority of business operations today, providing benefits such as lower costs and an improved brand.
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Sustainability is toughest packaging challenge today, survey reveals

An online survey conducted by DuPont finds that worldwide, one of the biggest goals of CPGs and packaging converters to reduce their package’s environmental footprint.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Plastic layer pads: a study in sustainability

As a component of unitized loads, plastic layer pads are replacing their paper counterparts, thanks to some benefits that also score sustainability points.
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Convertible clamshell for McDonald's earns top AmeriStar Package Award

Creative pack for McDonald’s wins ‘Best of Show’ while a bag-in-box for automotive fluids takes sustainable packaging honors at the 2011 AmeriStar Package Awards competition.
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Packaging's role rockets into outer space

A recently published article indicates that as the duration of NASA shuttle missions lengthens, pharmaceutical packaging will gain importance in astronaut safety and health.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Know when to fold 'em

The folding carton ushered in the modern packaging age and remains a diverse option for many product categories.

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