A poll conducted by the European Bioplastics association of its members reveals that bioplastics are a profitable business to be in right now, despite global economic challenges. Needed to take the industry to the next level, however, are incentive programs, says one consultant. Do you agree?
A new polymer-coated, thermoformable paper material is being commercialized by Marks & Spencer for its deli meat packaging. Its supplier says Paperlite is environmentally beneficial because it’s made from a renewable resource as opposed to being entirely petroleum-based and because its manufacturing is FSC-certified. Greenwash or green innovation? greenerpackage.com/node/2717
A new study on consumer perceptions of green brands and corporate environmental behavior reveals that in the U.S., energy use is considered to be the biggest green issue or problem today versus concerns over deforestation or water management. Should the U.S. be looking at these areas as well? greenerpackage.com/node/2711