Package Design

Sustainable Packaging

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Spring water is packed in 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.
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R3VOLVED diverts 300,000+ plastic bottles from landfills this Bback-to-school season
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Go To Containers: Hygienic takeout food trays

Sani-Stak containers aim to make restaurant takeout safer, healthier, and more efficient.
P&G Fabric Care logo
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P&G to increase PCR content in 230M laundry care bottles annually

Representing enough plastic to go from North to South Pole, 230M bottles annually of some of P&G’s flagship laundry care brands will soon comprise up to 50% PCR material.
FastPack for blister packs
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Bilcare Research: Blister film barrier property optimization

See them at Pharma EXPO (co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas) in Booth #N-815! Bilcare Research will exhibit a streamlined path to optimum blister packaging and an eco-friendly blister film.
Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles
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Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles

New research study indicates that PET bottles exposed to UV light negatively impact processing/visual attributes of next-generation bottles.
Meal Kit
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Burlap bags find new life as insulation for meal kits

Meal-kit delivery service Plated switches from plastic insulation liners for its shippers to ones made from recycled jute, a rapidly renewable material that is also compostable.
Monadnock labels with EarthCoating
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Monadnock: Bright white, durable, and eco paper labels

Envi Enhanced Barrier Labels for beer and wine brands leverage Smart Planet’s EarthCoating technology.
LINdis R tableware by LINPAC
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LINPAC: rPET bowls and plates in vibrant colors

LINdis R broadens the line of LINPAC’s rPET premium tableware with plates and bowls in new colors.
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How can we get more recyclables recycled?

A new study looks at how recyclable materials flow through several different types of MRFs, with the intent of better understanding how to increase the recycling of packaging.
resource
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Nestlé Waters brand introduces 100% rPET bottle

resource Natural Spring Water seeks to bring attention to bottle-to-bottle recycling and increase awareness and demand for recycled plastics with its launch of a 100% rPET bottle.
Stephen Sikra, P&G Research and Development Manager
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P&G puts focus on PE film recycling

P&G joins the American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group to develop and encourage local recycling programs. P&G R&D Manager Stephen Sikra explains why.

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