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McDonald's packaging

6 Sustainable Packaging Trends to Watch in 2016

McDonald’s rolled out its new packaging this month along with a pledge to source 100 percent of all fiber-based packaging from recycled or certified sources by 2020. This follows the fast-food chain’s November announcement that its centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced. This includes cartons, cups, … Read more »

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SPC Calls Biodegradability Additives’ Claims ‘Misleading Marketing’

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has taken a stand against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable. The SPC’s formal position paper follows the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing crackdown on false and misleading environmental claims, including five enforcement … Read more »

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Banning ‘Biodegradable’ from Sustainability Conversations

The B word — biodegradable — is outdated and doesn’t belong in sustainability conversations, Adam Gendell, project manager at GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition, writes in a Packaging Digest column. The problem with the B word, he writes, is that sometimes biodegradable can improve sustainability but sometimes it’s a detractor. Where … Read more »