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Sustainable Packaging

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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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Organic lip balm gets compostable packaging

New line of organic lip balms is launched in biodegradable, compostable paper tubes.
The Kronenbourg paperboard multipack in France is produced by MWV.
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Carlsberg Circular Community formed to rethink packaging

Carlsberg joins with global suppliers to develop packaging that reduces reliance on natural resources while still appealing to consumers, using the Cradle-to-Cradle platform.
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Poultry processor switches to 100% recyclable trays

Saudi Arabian food company selects PET-based poultry trays that provide 100% recyclability.
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New Coke bottle for U.K. is lightest 330-mL ever

Design technology investments and changes in the glass-forming process by U.K. glass manufacturer results in 190-g weight for 330-mL bottle.
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Sustainable packaging market to reach $244 billion by 2018

New report names consumer demand and government legislation as leading drivers for sustainable packaging, with the largest growth anticipated in Asia.
Donna Dempsey, Executive Director, AMERIPEN
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AMERIPEN: Goals, progress, 'passion'

Association executive director Donna Dempsey shares insight on the mission of this new organization for packaging and the environment, and provides an update on its progress.
Recycling Reinvented has released results from its cost-benefit analysis study on an American system for market-based recycling.
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Working paper supports Extended Producer Responsibility

Results from a cost-benefit analysis of the American system for market-based recycling show an uptake in recycling at comparable costs to current systems.
Image courtesy of Agilyx Corp.
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New plastics-to-oil alliance formed

New group within the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division to support technologies that allow for the repurposing of non-recyclable plastics.
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Kiehl's collects 1.3 million containers for upcycling

Kiehl’s stores send consumer waste from its ‘Recycle & Be Rewarded’ program to recycler/upcycler, collecting up to 1.3 million bottles since 2009.
Tabletop discussions provided a launching point for healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to discuss issues and trends at the Cool Chain Europe event, held Jan. 27-29, 2014 in Luxembourg.
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Cold Chain Europe: Quality, cost, communication, and compliance

More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare cool chain and controlled room temperature logistics professionals come together in Luxembourg to share best practices.
Lightweighted PET bottle went from 33 to 24 g.
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Coca-Cola Amatil wins awards for PET bottle

Coca Cola Amatil has won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award as well as a 2013-2014 Worldstar award from the World Packaging Organization with a lightweighted PET bottle.
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PaperBoy paper wine bottle a U.S. first

Winemaker Truett-Hurst launches a fully recyclable, molded-pulp wine bottle to appeal to eco-conscious, on-the-go wine lovers, selling a quarter-million bottles in the first 60 days.
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Smart Planet Technologies: Adhesive label with eco-friendly coating

Smart Planet Technologies' EarthLabel pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) label uses EarthCoating, a mineralized coating alternative to a 100% polyethylene (PE) barrier coating, on its bottle label to provide high-quality moisture-barrier performance while reducing plastic content.
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Sidel: Lightweight PET water bottle

Sidel’s RightWeight 0.5 litre PET bottle weighs 7.95 grams, uses standard 26/22 caps, and offers top-load performance of 33 kilograms without nitrogen dosing, to help eliminate the “over squeeze” issue which can result in the spilling of contents unintentionally, and making it easier for consumers to unscrew the cap and open the bottle.

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