By no means comprehensive, here is a brief list of some companies who are either in the business of providing sustainable packaging materials or can speak to the subject:Innovia, www.innoviafilms.comEarthcycle Packaging, www.earthcycle.comNatureWorks, www.natureworks.com Plantic, www.plantic.com.auFabri-Kal, www.fabrikal.comMeadWestvaco, www.meadwestvaco.comTetraPak, www.tetrapak.com0-I, www.o-i.comHuhtamaki, www.huhtamaki.comPlastic Suppliers, www.plasticsuppliers.comSee the main story that goes with this sidebar: Sustainability brings environmental, social, and economic opportunities
We recently read about some communities that are shifting the way they or their contracted companies handle curbside recyclables. Skokie, IL, has joined a number of other communities in the Chicago area—and I’m sure elsewhere—that are no longer requiring consumers to separate materials they put out for recycling.
–Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka, MN) is the 2002 recipient of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge, Alternative Reaction Conditions Award, and was honored in a ceremony held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
BluePrint Automation B.V. (Woerden, the Netherlands), with U.S. operations headquartered in Colonial Heights, VA, held an open house at its Woerden facility as a way to introduce its latest innovations in end-of-line packaging automation.
As the buying habits of Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, Clorox and People's Republic of China go, so goes the U.S. market for recycled packaging materials. Recycling capacity and changes in feedstock play major roles, too.