Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

Column/Opinion
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On biodegradable plastics

Most everyone is in agreement that societal sustainability is desirable, and that sustainable packaging can enhance our ability to meet this goal.
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Stonyfield Organic YoBaby Yogurt Multi-Packs, a good example of how bioplastics can bring a lower cost and higher or equivalent
Feature Article
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Biopolymers in packaging—some hurdles, but strong signs of growth

Europe has led the charge when it comes to embracing biobased packaging. But new and intriguing applications are surfacing in other parts of the world, including Asia and North and South America.
KiddieKix1
Package Case Study
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Cellulose-based film fits into food company’s philosophy

A line of all-natural food for kids from South Africa is packaged in renewable, compostable film that aligns with the company’s goal of protecting our children’s future.
CoRR
News
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Running toward recycling

The U.S.’s largest cross country meet partners with Global Green U.S. to pilot a recycling initiative expected to help identify best practices for paper cup fiber recovery.
News
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How effective are MRFs at sorting flexible film?

That’s the question industry collaborative Materials Recovery for the Future hopes to answer through new sortation research aimed at driving solutions for increased recovery rates.
Floreon3D Printer Filament
Materials Product Brief
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Floreon: Bio-based 3D printing filament

Floreon3D filament improves print quality, reduces nozzle clogging, and increases flexibility of PLA in 3D print.
Mondi alufree BarrierFilm
Materials Product Brief
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Mondi Extrusion Coatings: Aluminum-free barrier film

Mondi’s BarrierFilm is an aluminum-free alternative for protective food packaging.
Packaging products to register fastest growth in foodservice disposables
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Packaging products register fastest growth in foodservice disposables

New Freedonia report says sustainable containers, takeout, and appearance factors to drive foodservice demand to $21.9 billion in 2019.
Open up to cans
News
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Cans come out on top in new consumer preference study

When it comes to choosing a beverage, consumers say aluminum cans provide greater sustainability, a better taste experience, and enhanced shelf appeal, says CMI study.
Package Case Study
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Spring water uses more than just a bottle

Spring water company JUST Beverages selects a hybrid package that offers the environmental benefits of a paper carton along with the functionality of a plastic bottle.
R3VOLVED diverts 300,000+ plastic bottles from landfills this Bback-to-school season
Package Case Study
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School/office supply products divert 300,000+ PET bottles from landfill

A new line of school and office supplies in Canada, R3VOLVED uses 100% recycled materials for its products, packaging, and POS materials.
Package Case Study
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No more BPA in ConAgra Foods’ cans

ConAgra Foods eliminates the use of BPA liners in its cans, which are now made with coating systems that use polyester or acrylic materials.
Mixed bales
News
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What will you find in a mixed rigid plastic bale?

APR releases results of a study that catalogs the composition of mixed rigid bales to advance the expansion of plastics recycling beyond non-rigid bottles.
NatureFlexT NK Matt
Materials Product Brief
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Innovia Films: Compostable natural-look “paper” film

NatureFlexT NK Matt is a compostable cellulose-based packaging film with high gas barrier, low static electricity, printability, and grease resistance.
Sani-Stak containers by Go To
Materials Product Brief
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Go To Containers: Hygienic takeout food trays

Sani-Stak containers aim to make restaurant takeout safer, healthier, and more efficient.

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