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Biodegradable Plastics: Yes or No?

Biodegradable Plastics: Yes or No?

Brand owners, food producers and manufacturers must carefully consider what packaging format they use and make an informed decision based on the reality of our current waste management infrastructure and level of public understanding, says Richard McKinlay, head of circular economy at Axion.

Report: Sustainability Drives Shift To Flexible Packaging

Report: Sustainability Drives Shift To Flexible Packaging

A new report from Smithers Pira identifies sustainability as one of the main reasons brand owners are switching from traditional materials like glass and metal to flexible packaging types. Called “The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2022,” the report says flexible packaging sales were valued at $219.5 billion in 2016. … Read more »

Besting the Challenges of Designing for Holistic Sustainability: Q&A with McCormick’s Michael Okoroafor

Besting the Challenges of Designing for Holistic Sustainability: Q&A with McCormick’s Michael Okoroafor

Michael Okoroafor, VP of global sustainability and packaging innovation for McCormick, discusses the challenges and lessons- learned when redesigning product packaging for sustainability.

Mickey D’s to Throw Its Weight behind Sustainable Packaging, Reach Hefty Goals

Mickey D’s to Throw Its Weight behind Sustainable Packaging, Reach Hefty Goals

McDonald’s is attempting to address customer concerns about packaging waste (and influence the industry) with a new goal: by 2025, the fast-food giant will recycle customer packaging in 100% of its restaurants. Customers have told the company that

Global Fiber-Based Packaging Market Forecast: $383.5 Billion by 2025

Global Fiber-Based Packaging Market Forecast: $383.5 Billion by 2025

A recent study from Transparency Market Research shows that the global fiber-based packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% in terms of revenue by 2025, Packaging World reported. Based on the market’s current valuation, TMR predicts it will become $383.5 billion by the end of 2025. … Read more »

Sustainability Key for Medical Device Packaging Market

Sustainability Key for Medical Device Packaging Market

Medical device packaging manufacturers are realizing a need in their market for sustainable and cost-efficient packaging, a new research report from Future Market Insights shows. Called “Medical Device Packaging Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017 – 2027,” the FMI report published this month analyzes the … Read more »

Global Sustainable Packaging Market Forecast To Grow 7.5% By 2024

Global Sustainable Packaging Market Forecast To Grow 7.5% By 2024

The strategic market research consulting service Research Nestor forecasts that the global sustainable packaging market will grow 7.5% CAGR by the end of 2024 in a report published recently. Called “Sustainable Packaging Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024,” the 2017 report looks at the market size, market share … Read more »

Sustainable Sourcing a Key Pillar for Prosperity, Says Tetra Pak

Sustainable Sourcing a Key Pillar for Prosperity, Says Tetra Pak

Sustainable sourcing commitments have been announced by many companies in recent months, the most recent of which comes from food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak. Sustainable sourcing is one of the three strategic objectives defined for Tetra Pak’s supplier operation; the company has launched a program designed to … Read more »

Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels

Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels

People Against Dirty, the San Francisco-based company that makes Method cleaning products, just joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle program, which aims to reduce confusion about recycling through clear standardized consumer labels. A new line of Method dishwasher detergent packs sold in stand-up plastic pouches will soon have the How2Recycle … Read more »