Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

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Lighter-weight aerosol for beauty care brand

Henkel uses a new industrial aluminum aerosol can for its European beauty care brand, Fa, that is up to 10% lighter than the industry's standard extruded aluminum package.
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Colgate commits to significant recyclable packaging policy

Following engagement with nonprofit As You Sow, Colgate-Palmolive commits to making 100% of the packaging for three of its product categories 100% recyclable by 2020.
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Clothier finds use for recycled water bottles

North Carolina clothing maker Dirtball keeps 100,000 plastic water bottles out of landfills for every 10,000 pairs of Dirt Short Chinos it makes.
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New try-at-home eyewear shipper has the right specs

Women’s eyewear brand Rivet & Sway has redesigned the packaging for its online eyewear boutique to enable greater selection with reduced package weight and cost, as well as make the experience even more enjoyable for at-home customers.
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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.

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