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Sustainable Packaging

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.
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Total Cost of Ownership
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Recycling!
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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
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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.
Energy Bag
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Pilot tests plastic waste to energy potential

A three-month pilot program conducted in Citrus Hills CA, tests whether non-recyclable plastic waste can be converted into synthetic crude oil for fuel.
Farris Flavored Water with recyclable p-s labels
Materials Product Brief
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Constantia Flexibles: Recyclable pressure-sensitive labels

Constantia and Spear introduce p-s labels compatible with PET bottle recycling.
A poster available to retailers provides information on how to recycle plastic bags and wraps at in-store collection programs.
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Plastic bag and wrap recycling up 11% in 2013

Efforts by grocers, retailers, and associations are helping to boost consumer awareness and participation in plastic film recycling, according to new report.
Lily Kelly takes a look at the boxes after they arrive in St. Louis.
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Global Green tests recyclable produce shippers

The nation’s largest grocer works with Global Green to test the integrity of recyclable shippers for heavy produce items traveling 750 miles.
Shipping case cleanliness
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Recycling reduces bacterial loading for corrugated shippers

In new study of corrugated shippers from six U.S. manufacturers, 100% of packages meet acceptable sanitation levels. Single-use purpose is said to contribute to cleanliness.

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