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Aveda launches package recycling program

Aveda’s new Full Circle recycling program allows customers to return packaging not accepted by municipal programs to be recycled, reused, or burned for energy recovery.
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Eco-friendly pouches for Natura's new Sou line of products.
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Innovative pouches launched in Brazil

To expand its consumer base, Natura – leader in direct sales of cosmetics in Brazil – presented last May a new line of personal care products, Sou, with lower prices than similar items in its portfolio.
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Label launches for products made with wind energy

Belguim-based nonprofit Windmade has introduced a global consumer label for products using a minimum of 75% renewable energy.
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Recyclable seafood boxes tested in New Orleans

Pilot conducted in New Orleans tests the viability of recyclable coated corrugated boxes for seafood in place of nonrecyclable paraffin-coated cardboard.
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AMERIPEN plots areas of improvement for material recovery

AMERIPEN shares its analysis of the 100 Cities survey data to uncover opportunities to optimize packaging material recovery and the value proposition such opportunities provide.
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Collaboration enables sustainable win

Partnership inspired by Walmart’s sustainability efforts rolls out program in Canada to enable increased recycling of nonbottle rigid thermoform packaging, with great success.
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ACH Foam Technologies: Hot weather wine shippers

Developed to provide a shipping method for wine that delivers a constant, stable temperature for approximately 72 hours, ACH Foam Technologies' WineLoc thermal summer wine shippers have been reconfigured to offer added packaging options and increased protection of bottles during transit.
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New campaign seeks to make recycling a daily social norm

Public service advertising campaign from Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council, includes a new website, a localized search tool for recycling information, and more.
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Mondi: Eco-friendly woven plastic bag

Suitable for fertilizer, seeds, flour, sugar, rice, and pet food, Mondi’s PolyWoven Bag is an easy to palletize, lightweight, pinch bottom consumer packaging bag produced using extrusion lamination technology suitable for automatic filling systems.
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Liquid cartons contain ready-to-eat pasta meals

Pacific Foods launches childhood pasta favorites made from all natural ingredients, packaged in BPA-free, retortable liquid cartons.
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Quadpack: rPET bottle/foam pump

Suitable for luxury organic brand personal products, Quadpack’s Eco Foamer uses a recycled PET (rPET) bottle sourced locally in Europe combined with the Apollo foam pump, and featuring high-end decoration options including color matching and metallized collars.
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Nyco: Polyolefin sleeve improves recycling

The new low density Polyolefin sleeve from Clondalkin Group company Nyco improves recycling efficiency by making it possible to separate shrink sleeves from PET bottles or cups using an automated recycling process.
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Dell commits to waste-free packaging by 2020

New sustainable packaging initiatives will use new materials like wheat straw to ensure packaging is made from renewable materials, and is recyclable or compostable.
Dave Challis
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Reckitt Benckiser seeks sustainability through 'betterbusiness'

An interview with Dave Challis, director - Global Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety for Reckitt Benckiser, on the company’s betterbusiness sustainability strategy.
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What’s new in packaging-specific environmental evaluation tools

Find out what tools are available to help you to determine the life-cycle impacts of your packaging formats as well as measure and report these metrics.

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