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How to Make E-Commerce Packaging More Sustainable

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment has published a brochure aimed at improving the environmental sustainability e-commerce packaging, in time for the holiday season. The brochure, titled Packaging: At the Forefront of E-Commerce Growth & Sustainability, explains the roles of e-commerce packaging, strategies that packaging manufacturers, product marketers … Read more »

BASF, Other Companies Join Ameripen

BASF, Nova Chemicals, Crown Holdings, Charter NEX Films and Scholle have joined the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment. Ameripen works to educate policy makers and other stakeholders about the economic, environmental and social value of packaging. Last year Ameripen published a white paper that identified the three top … Read more »

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Packaging’s Role in Reducing Food Waste

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) has published a brochure, Reducing Fresh Food Waste: The Role of Packaging, to help create a better understanding of packaging’s role in reducing food waste. The free brochure helps explain the role of packaging in a sustainable food supply. Americans throw … Read more »

Ameripen IDs Top 3 Packaging Recovery Practices

Unit-based pricing, also known as pay as you throw (PAYT), disposal bans, and recycling mandates are the three top strategies for increasing recovery rates and sustaining financing for collection and recovery in waste management systems, according to a white paper by the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (Ameripen). … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Ameripen, XL Group, SCS, Carbon Friendly, National Academy of Sciences

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. American Institute for Packaging and the Environment: The trade body’s first executive director Joan Pierce is stepping down. Her retirement is effective March 30. Pierce retired from Colgate-Palmolive at the end of 2011. A search for a new Ameripen … Read more »

Ameripen Product Recovery Tool Goes Live

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment’s Product Recovery Knowledge Maps, a web-based tool that aims to increase recovery rates for packaging material, has gone live to the public on the company’s web site. The product was previously reserved for Ameripen members only. Now most aspects of it have been … Read more »