Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

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Three awarded for innovation in plastics recycling

Initiatives include the reuse of recycled PET for insulation products, rigid plastic package recycling, and an increase in the availability of curbside recycling bins.
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With low oil prices, how are bioplastics faring?

Annual market data update on global bioplastics production capacities is presented at the 10th European Bioplastics Conference.
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Passion for package redesign

Hyland’s reaches outside its comfort zone to relaunch kids ointment in a sustainable paperboard dispenser.
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The FTC cracks down on biodegradable marketing claims

The Federal Trade Commission announces enforcement actions against six companies as part of the agency’s ongoing crackdown on false and misleading environmental claims.
Roberson’s wine-on-tap products allow restaurant and bar customers to offer a larger variety of wines in a range of glass sizes.
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PET wine keg taps into green savings

U.K. wine seller offers premium wine-on-tap in a recyclable 20-L PET keg that replaces 27 glass bottles, eliminates waste, spoilage, and breakage, and costs customers 15% less.
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Trash

Each summer I spend time walking a quarter mile stretch of Lake Michigan’s eastern shoreline picking up trash.
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Can pharmaceutical packaging be safety-compliant and sustainable?

Pharma companies will benefit from the time spent transitioning to a more sustainable model, especially as they see growing consumer satisfaction, says APP study.
Pentalabel ClearFloat
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Klöckner Pentaplast: Recyclable shrink label films

Pentalabel ClearFloat films are high-performance floatable shrink labels designed for recycling efficiency.
PET Recycling Report
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Good news for 2014 PET recycling rates

U.S. PET container recycling rate for 2014 holds at 31%, while rPET usage in domestic markets hits an all-time high, according to annual NAPCOR/APR report.
U.K. supermarket Waitrose has launched a new package made from made from equal amounts of ryegrass and recycled paper for its Wa
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Eggs nestle in new ryegrass and paper carton

A new egg carton from U.K.’s Waitrose made from 50% ryegrass and 50% recycled paper is expected to save approximately 85 tons per year of wood/recycled paper.
Sharp Packaging Services: Multi-use temperature-controlled shipper
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Sharp Packaging Services: Multi-use temperature-controlled shipper

Credo Cube is designed for multi-use packaging of temperature-controlled shipments.
Orbis Corp.: Plastic corrugated box
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Orbis Corp.: Plastic corrugated box

PlastiCorr is a reusable, drop-in replacement for fiber corrugated boxes.
Orbis Corp.: Plastic corrugated box
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Orbis Corp.: Plastic corrugated box

PlastiCorr is a reusable, drop-in replacement for fiber corrugated boxes.
Kara Errickson, Industrial Designer
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Designing sustainability into OTC pharma packaging

Kara Errickson, Industrial Designer, discusses package design issues for Hyland’s 4 Kids Bumps ’n Bruises® with Arnica, an ointment stick to provide natural relief of pain, swelling, bruising, and soreness for children.
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Arrowhead bottles to contain up to 50% rPET by 2016

Nestlé Water’s Arrowhead brand announces it will increase its use of rPET by 38% in its spring water bottles, eliminating 20,000 tons of CO2 from production annually.

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