Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

New bread bag is made from renewable resources.
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New sustainable bread bag

Hovis Limited, a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business in the U.K., is the first to commercialize a polyethylene bread bag made primarily from renewable resources.
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Carton Council speaks on increased recycling opportunities

Jason Pelz, Vice President of Recycling Projects for the Carton Council of North America, discusses the council’s progress in increasing access to carton recycling by 177% since 2009.
MULTIFACETED REDESIGN.  The new clamshell package for Hypertherm’s consumables offers a more compact footprint, with 20% less material, and a more consistent, cleaner brand appearance on shelf.
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Holistic thinking guides clamshell redesign

Hypertherm redesigns packaging for 220 SKUs of metal-cutting consumables for a more environmentally friendly clamshell that protects against product counterfeiting.
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Of Master Recyclers and radiolarians

Okay, show of hands: How many of you packaging professionals out there know that in some states there is such a thing as a Master Recycling Program?
Polypropylene coffe pods offer key benefits compared to polystyrene.
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PP coffee pods win award

Intelligent Blends received the People’s Choice Award for Packaging at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) 26th Annual Exposition in Seattle, WA.
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Recycled paper packaging market to grow to $139B by 2018

A new sustainable packaging report from Smithers Pira pegs the growth of the recycled paper packaging market at 5% through 2018, but will demand exceed supply?
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Placon: Eco-friendly PET thermoformed food container

Featuring an eco-friendly recycled material and tamper-evident design, Placon’s Crystal Seal reFresh packaging line eliminates unnecessary sidewall ribbing for strong visual appeal with excellent versatility in fresh, cold and dry food merchandising including fresh cut fruit and vegetables, sandwiches, cookies, and single slices of pie.
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Corrugated industry improves environmental performance

LCA shows a 32% reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions between 2006 and 2010, attributed to the increased recovery of corrugated for recycling.
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Coffee pod recycling in the U.S.: How likely?

A LinkedIn discussion around the likelihood of consumers bringing used coffee pods into a collection center, if given the opportunity, raises a range of issues.
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Coke launches 'second life' campaign

A clever campaign aimed at tackling plastic waste in Vietnam is taking off and will soon expand across Asia.
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A tour of a recycling center

Tour educates on the facility’s operations.
Wood Turner
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The end of packaging?

In March, “obsessively organic” yogurt company Stonyfield Farm launched in limited markets a product that it hopes will pave the way for a future without packaging—Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls in an all-natural edible skin. So what’s driving this desire to eliminate packaging? Wood Turner, VP of Sustainability Innovation for Stonyfield, and Eric Freedman, VP of technology provider WikiFoods, Inc., explain.
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Stonyfield tests package-less froyo

Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and Chairman of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farms says he has dreamed for years of creating a product where “after you eat the yogurt, you eat the cup too.”
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Major public-private recycling initiative unveiled

Announced at the Walmart Expo, the initiative projects possible recovery of 1 billion pounds of recyclables from 10 cities.
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Nespresso launches compostable collection bag for coffee capsule recycling

Made from paper-based materials with a biopolymer coating, a new collection bag for Nespresso allows Austrian customers to conveniently gather coffee capsules for recycling.

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