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Kiehl's collects 1.3 million containers for upcycling

Kiehl’s stores send consumer waste from its ‘Recycle & Be Rewarded’ program to recycler/upcycler, collecting up to 1.3 million bottles since 2009.
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Tabletop discussions provided a launching point for healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to discuss issues and trends at the Cool Chain Europe event, held Jan. 27-29, 2014 in Luxembourg.
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Cold Chain Europe: Quality, cost, communication, and compliance

More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare cool chain and controlled room temperature logistics professionals come together in Luxembourg to share best practices.
Lightweighted PET bottle went from 33 to 24 g.
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Coca-Cola Amatil wins awards for PET bottle

Coca Cola Amatil has won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award as well as a 2013-2014 Worldstar award from the World Packaging Organization with a lightweighted PET bottle.
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PaperBoy paper wine bottle a U.S. first

Winemaker Truett-Hurst launches a fully recyclable, molded-pulp wine bottle to appeal to eco-conscious, on-the-go wine lovers, selling a quarter-million bottles in the first 60 days.
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Smart Planet Technologies: Adhesive label with eco-friendly coating

Smart Planet Technologies' EarthLabel pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) label uses EarthCoating, a mineralized coating alternative to a 100% polyethylene (PE) barrier coating, on its bottle label to provide high-quality moisture-barrier performance while reducing plastic content.
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Sidel: Lightweight PET water bottle

Sidel’s RightWeight 0.5 litre PET bottle weighs 7.95 grams, uses standard 26/22 caps, and offers top-load performance of 33 kilograms without nitrogen dosing, to help eliminate the “over squeeze” issue which can result in the spilling of contents unintentionally, and making it easier for consumers to unscrew the cap and open the bottle.
New packaging does away with plastic tray.
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Nonni's launches a greener pack

Oak Brook, IL-based Nonni’s Foods, North America’s leading biscotti baker, has announced the introduction of new, vibrant and more environmentally-friendly packaging for its Biscotti grocery store packs.
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How do compostable plastics affect the recycling stream?

A new meta-study from European Bioplastics looks at the impact of compostable plastics mixed with conventional plastics in post-consumer recycling streams.
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Icebox: Box container for drinking water

An alternative to plastic water bottles, Icebox Water water containers are BPA-free, 100% recyclable, and sustainably produced 1-liter and 500-ml carton packages for spring water.
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Walmart's eco-friendly cleaners

The new Great Value Naturals line of all-natural household cleaners from Walmart uses recycled-content bottles and 100%-plastic trigger sprayers that can be easily recycled.
Innovative package design dazzles for LIQS rollout.
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Innovative package design dazzles for LIQS rollout

Recyclable polystyrene shot glass with colorful graphic bursts aims to attract sophisticated millennial consumers.
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Greener Package Top 10 countdown

The 10 most-read stories on the Greener Package website in 2013 point to readers’ wide-ranging interests, from new packaging materials and formats to topics such as resource conservation.
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First 100% recycled-content water cooler bottle launched

Pioneering water company Ice River Springs expands its plastic recycling initiatives, producing the first closed-loop 100% recycled-content bottle for the water cooler.
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IPL: Environmentally-friendly clear food containers

IPL’s new clear polypropylene (PP) Film Seal Square Line and Tamper Evident Square Line containers (made with Milliken & Company’s high-performance additives), meet customer demand for products with a lower environmental footprint.
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Hexacomb: Environmentally-responsible display board

Now available to the European marketplace, Hexacomb’s Falconboard Print All White display board is a paper-based board designed for demanding wide-format, digital printing applications.

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