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Consumer confusion over food expiration dates causes massive food waste

New study cites inconsistent and ineffective food dating system as a major case of food waste in the U.S., outlining challenges and recommendations.
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Chicken Packaging is something to cluck about, says AMERIPEN

New study from AMERIPEN cites how packaging for chicken reduces contamination, increases product variety and convenience, and reduces food waste.
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Study points to packaging as a solution to food waste in supply chain

A study done in Australia uncovers where and why food waste occurs within the supply chain and suggests packaging technologies that may help reduce this waste.
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Standard-Knapp: Standard-Knapp: Case packer with lowering head module

Suitable for the partitionless packing of products made with glass, aluminum, PET, or other materials, Standard-Knapp’s Versatron Case Packer with lowering head provides gentle, positive handling of bottles and containers, and can continue to operate as a robust drop packer or be quickly converted to a lowering head case packer.
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Video: 45 P&G sites achieve zero manufacturing waste to landfill

P&G’s long-term vision of sending zero manufacturing and consumer waste to landfills reaches milestone, as the company finds innovative ways to create ‘worth from waste.’
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'LEGO™-like' conveyors reduce package manufacturer's footprint

Modular conveyors at Rexam perform more efficiently, while using fewer resources and creating less pollution and waste.
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SusFoFlex Consortium holds first technical meeting

European-based consortium has been organized to develop novel, sustainable, and intelligent packaging technologies to enhance shelf life and ultimately reduce food waste.
The ecoslide-RX® compliance pack features a 100% recyclable paperboard-based outer sleeve with an inner film and foil blister.
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Compliance-prompting pharma packs: More sustainable?

Regardless of packaging materials used, is compliance-prompting packaging inherently more sustainable, given its positive impacts on human health, the economy, and the environment?
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Fighting food waste with can packaging

Megan Daum of the Can Manufacturers Institute explains why cans are among the most effective packages for fighting food waste and details their sustainability benefits.
Dow executive unveils plans for flexible packaging innovations
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Dow executive unveils plans for flexible packaging innovations

If you’re seeking insight into the latest innovations in pouches and other types of flexible packaging, don’t miss this interview with Dave Kyle, Director of Marketing for Dow Packaging, filmed on-site at 2012 Pack Expo in Chicago. You’ll get insights on how the company is working with industry partners, and will, in the coming months, unveil new advances in packaging efficiency, convenience, shelf stability and sustainability - from material reduction to waste-to-energy technology.
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