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Furniture protected by mushroom 'root'-based packaging

Ecovative’s EcoCradle is a low embodied-energy, compostable, protective packaging material that is literally grown into any custom shape.
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Supply-chain collaboration advances cup-to-cup recycling

In 2009, Starbucks publicly announced a goal to make 100% of its cups—that’s 4 billion cups globally each year—recyclable or reusable by 2015
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Monitoring system ensures optimal stretch-wrap film use

ITW Muller’s customer for this application was intent on minimizing the weight of the stretch film used to secure its pallets.
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Molded-pulp bottle disrupts laundry detergent category

The Seventh Generation container consists of a molded-pulp outer shell made from 70% recycled cardboard (OCC) and 30% old newspapers (ONP) that can be recycled up to seven times.
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Depot system makes reusable cold-chain shipping smart and green

Intelligent Thermal Solutions, LLC, Kingsville, TX, has been named a winner of two Greener Package Awards in the Secondary/Large-Format Packaging category: Environmental Impact and Innovator of the Year.
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PLA yogurt cup project scrutinized from all angles

Attention to detail, as well as the new pack’s 48% reduction in global warming potential versus petroleum-based packages, netted Stonyfield an Environmental Impact award in the FDA-Regulated category of this year’s competition.
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Protective packaging that's grown

Only two Diamond Awards for Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction and Sustainability were handed out this year, and one was won by Ecovative LLC for its EcoCradle™ protective packaging product.
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Aedan Pharmaceuticals launches energy drink in stick packs

Flexible packs for Aedan Pharmaceuticals’ single-serve dissolving powder energy formula provide innovative differentiation.
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Compacted bottle and formula pack a punch of laundry detergent

Method’s new ultra-concentrated 8X, plant-based laundry detergent offers definitive consumer convenience, in a hand-held pump-spray bottle. 
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Frito Lay Canada is first with 100% compostable SunChips bag

Marketed as “The new sound of green,” the SunChips 100% compostable flexible snack bag will begin appearing on Canadian retail shelves in March.
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Engaging the customer in green packaging

 
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Flexible films find gold in FPA awards

Vacuum skin packaging, gorgeous stand-up pouches, and a WHO winner with life-saving potential are among the highlights in this year’s FPA competition.
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TerraCycle repurposes packaging for OfficeMax

OfficeMax to offer TerraCycle’s first-ever ‘made from waste’ school and office products.
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Newman's Own Organics coffee bags restructured

Reshaped bags from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters boast new graphics in a 'greener' structure.
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Toll 'Wows' 'Em With Social Responsibility

Product manufacturers and high-volume retailers are pushing for packaging that’s easier on the environment. Contract packagers are feeling the pressure for “greener” packaging, and the Toll Packaging Group may just have one of the industry’s more comprehensive approaches to waste reduction.
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SharedBook connects through packaging

Envelope-style pack helps the company book retail customers for its online MemoryBook service.
Three trays, with difficult forming details and die cuts, serve to hold all of Motorola's Personal Communications products1;aro
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Motorola trims packaging, plastics

Three molded pulp trays and new generic corrugated cartons help Personal Communications Systems establish global standard and save big.
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Packaging to reduce, reuse, and recycle

When this Nashville-based, electronic-device manufacturer began looking for different ways to protect its fragile switches and circuits, engineers chose a greener, more natural protective packaging design.
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Sony in Japan, Swedish dairy introduce 'green' packs

Sony debuts computer discs in an overwrap made from biodegradable, compostable resin. Swedish dairy tries 2-L bottle for milk and juice made from a resin blended with calcium carbonate.
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A 'greener' way to decorate

VOSS of Oslo, Norway, is the first beverage plant licensee of RevTech’s Envirogluv™ glass decorating technology. In fact, it’s the first application of the technology used by a packager other than Revlon, RevTech’s former parent company, which has used it on glass containers of nail polish and makeup for several years.
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Bags are a natural for organic cereals

In May, 2000, Barbara’s Bakery, a Petaluma, CA-based natural foods maker, began using oriented polypropylene “eco” bags to sell family-sized packages of its Organic Shredded Oats and Organic Puffins cereals.
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'Bottle can' springs from two new technologies

Daiwa Can Co. has created a uniquely hybrid package with its aluminum ‘bottle can.’ A lamination of PET film to aluminum replaces conventional coil coatings.