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A quarter-million tons of plastic pollution found in oceans

The 5 Gyres Institute compiles six years and 500,000 nautical miles worth of information to provide a global estimate of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
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Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome
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Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome

Mastronardi Produce of Kingsville, Ontario, has introduced its Wild Wonders Gourmet Medley tomatoes in a thermoformed PET that is interesting because it is not a clamshell.
Offset printing for carded packaging
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Offset printing for carded packaging

Offset printing from CardPak is an economical way to use four-color process inks for rackable carded packaging.
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Brochure: Packaging provides defense against food waste

A free brochure from AMERIPEN explains the many benefits of packaging in the fight to maintain a sustainable food supply.
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Domino: CIJ printer incorporates airflow cooling system

Domino Printing Sciences new A520i continuous inkjet printer – which builds on the successful A-Series and the heritage of the i-Tech range - incorporates the innovative plenum airflow cooling system helping the printer stays cool whatever the production environment.
The keynote speaker for the second SAVE FOOD Congress was the Senegalese musician, politician, and Grammy winner Youssou N‘Dour.
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SAVE FOOD Congress looks at supply chain solutions

Business, government, and research representatives gather at interpack 2014 to discuss solutions to food waste along the entire value chain.
Sterling CIP, Spartanburg, SC
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Sterling Contract Packaging hits recycling milestone

The company recycled 97% of the waste produced at its facilities, and further invested in energy-reducing lighting.
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Pacific Foods donates 24,000 cartons of soup per month for food bank

Kudos to Tualatin, OR-based organic food and beverage company Pacific Foods for taking a proactive approach to the challenges of food waste and food insecurity in the U.S. Last August, 2,000 cases of soup rolled off the lines at Pacific Foods, but they weren’t heading to the grocery store.
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PMMI joins SAVE FOOD initiative

PMMI to leverage its connections with the packaging and processing supply chain to help the SAVE FOOD initiative to create a more sustainable food supply.
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How retailers can cut food waste, shave costs & appeal to consumers

Hartman Worldview looks at retailers that are successfully reducing food waste, and offers food manufacturers and retailers advice on waste-reduction strategies.

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