Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

Southbound/evercan
Package Case Study
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High-recycled content can for GA microbrewery

Microbrewery embraces aluminum can with at least 90% recycled content for its craft beers, citing the can’s sustainability benefits for the brewery and for the community.
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Rondo-Pak: Folding carton
Materials Product Brief
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Rondo-Pak: Folding carton

Shock-resistant Safepack cartons protect sensitive products.
APR
News
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Study makes the case for recycling grocery rigid plastics

A new economic overview of recycling grocery rigid plastics reveals a 1,000-lb bale of recycled rigid plastic can be worth $100 to $200, making it a good source of revenue for grocers.
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P&G joins Flexible Film Recycling Group

As part of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and that of its consumers, P&G has joined a self-funded group established to increase the recovery of flexible PE film, wraps, and bags.
MaxStick Products: Adhesive labels
Materials Product Brief
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MaxStick Products: Adhesive labels

MaxStick Spectrum Packaging offers all seven colors of liner-free labels in one carton
Toray's Lumilid film
Materials Product Brief
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Toray: Bio-based, solvent-free lidding films

Toray Plastics (America) introduces Lumilid dual-ovenable films made of sustainable resin blends.
Recycling!
News
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Evolving recycling stream is subject of new report

Report looks at recent and anticipated changes in municipal solid waste streams, principally plastics, to foster greater understanding among supply chain members.
Eureka! bread bag
Package Case Study
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Bread bag is 36% bio-based

Eureka! Organic Bread switches to bread bags made of 36% sugarcane-based PE when introducing its products to the East Coast market for marketing and sustainability benefits.
K-Mug small
Package Case Study
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Keurig coffee-to-go pods are recyclable

A new hot beverage pod from Keurig, the K-Mug, joins two other pod formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system that are now available in recyclable polypropylene.
Materials Product Brief
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Plantic: Renewably sourced vacuum skin packaging

Plantic’s eco Plastic Skin Pack ultra-high gas barrier material establishes new standards in more sustainable vacuum skin packaging performance.
How2Recycle Label
News
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P&G to use How2Recycle Label

Procter & Gamble to add SPC’s How2Recycle Label on its Dawn dish detergent packaging to encourage consumers to recycle the bottle as well as the cap.
Global Green Packaging Market 2014 - 2019
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Food & beverage driving global green packaging market

A new report analyzing the global green packaging market to 2019 forecasts strong growth, led by the food and beverage industry.
Cal-Poly Packaging Program logo
Column/Opinion
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Bio-based and biodegradable plastics in packaging

Conventional polymeric materials play an important role in packaging.
Red Brick chooses Novelis evercan
Package Case Study
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Craft beer selects can with 90% PCR content

Georgia’s oldest brewery selects a high-recycled content aluminum can for its products to align with its sustainability goals, without sacrificing the quality of its beer.
Materials Product Brief
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Uncoated recycled board for digital presses

Sonoco’s EcoTect becomes first uncoated recycled board to be certified for HP Indigo specifications.

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