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Eco-friendly eyeglass case is 'crafted from the ground up'

Proof Eyewear switches to a 100% pinewood box for its line of eyewear made from eco-friendly materials.
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Plastic film recycling inching forward in U.S.

Report shows a 1% increase in recycling of post-consumer film packaging from 2011 to 2012 and outlines opportunities for further growth.
Juice+'s cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+

Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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New bag-in-box wine pack is recyclable

The Naked Grape Wine introduces a new 3-L bag-in-box package that it says is the first to be fully recyclable anywhere in the country.
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EPR best practices identified

New study of 11 international extended producer responsibility programs sheds light on ways to both optimize and harmonize solutions for managing packaging waste.
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Which one has a smaller footprint? Plastics or alternative materials?

Alternative packaging materials may be more sexy, but how do they compare with petroleum-based plastics when it comes to energy use and greenhouse gas emissions?
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Students recycle for playground equipment

In a new contest sponsored by Colgate, ShopRite, and TerraCycle, east coast schools compete for playground equipment by recycling Colgate packaging.
Eucalyptus trees can be grown and harvested in just four to six years, at which time they will have reached 20 m high.
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From plantation to mill: Asian paper company's 'unprecedented' sustainability commitment

A visit to Asia Pulp & Paper’s Chinese operations puts in context the company’s comprehensive sustainability commitments from plantation to pulp to paper.
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Free toolkit on foodservice packaging recovery released

Content includes case studies of successful recovery and reuse programs, interactive maps spotlighting opportunities for recovery, and results from recent studies.
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Recycling of rigid plastics surpasses 1 billion pounds

Report shows that rigid plastics recycling increased 10% in 2012 over the previous year, with polypropylene and polyethylene comprising the largest part.
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Advantages of LCA for sustainable package design

Find out why you are putting your brand at risk unless you take a life-cycle view of your package design.
Materials Product Brief
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Sealed Air: Eco-friendly shrink films

Sealed Air’s next-generation line of micro-layered Cryovac Technology (CT) films, including Cryovac CT-300 Series, Cryovac CT-500 Series, and Cryovac CT-700 Series offer thinner gauge options than conventional polyolefin or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) overwraps, enabling users to reduce both their carbon footprint and overall operating costs.
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Printpack: Polyolefin shrink label aids recycling

The EcoSkin family of products from Printpack consists of various materials in a substrate designed specifically to separate itself after the grinding process by floating to the top of water, allowing recyclers to skim the label off of the top of the water while retaining good quality PETG plastic at the bottom, ready for recycling.
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From Illinois to India, LinkedIn discussions know no boundaries

I’m not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. But once in awhile I’m pleasantly surprised by the lively exchange of ideas generated by a LinkedIn group discussion.
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Substantial growth expected for sustainable packaging

The global market for sustainable packaging is forecast to reach $244 billion by 2018, according to a new market report from Smithers Pira, “The Future of Sustainable Packaging to 2018.”

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