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PepsiCo’s the Latest Voice in the Loud Sustainable Packaging Conversation

PepsiCo’s the Latest Voice in the Loud Sustainable Packaging Conversation

PepsiCo is the latest CPG company touting its commitment to reduce packaging waste, having announced that it has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a “core partner.” The initiative, launched in London in May 2016, brings together industry, government, NGOs and others to build a more sustainable global plastics value chain. Other core partners … Read more »

Retailers Lead the Charge toward Bio-Based Packaging

Retailers Lead the Charge toward Bio-Based Packaging

Retailers, with their increased use of sustainable packaging, are playing a leading role in encouraging consumers to adopt bio-based packaging materials; manufacturers and retailers that adopt biodegradable packaging materials will benefit through cost cuts and tax reductions, according to a Technavio market research analysis. Technavio says the global biodegradable paper … Read more »

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 »

Hospital Sustainability Spending on the Rise

Hospital Sustainability Spending on the Rise

Fifty-four percent of global health care professionals say their hospitals currently incorporate sustainability into purchasing decisions, and 80 percent expect that to be the case in two years, according to a Harris Poll commissioned by Johnson & Johnson. The global findings are similar to those of US health care providers, … Read more »

DuPont Printing Technology Halves Emissions

DuPont Packaging Graphics’ installation of two thermal processing systems at Wisconsin-based Bemis Graphics has helped cut the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent. DuPont’s Cyrel Fast 3000TD offers a 53 percent savings in greenhouse gas generation and a 63 percent reduction in non-renewable energy consumption compared to solvent processing, based on … Read more »

Locally Sourced Canola to Improve Sustainable Biopolymer Manufacturing

Biopolymer manufacturer Meredian is utilizing canola as a new cash crop to revolutionize its biopolymer production. The Georgia-based company said it is the world’s largest producer of PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate). Canola, which is local to Decatur county, has been selected by Meredian as the chief component of its process to produce … Read more »

Colgate Commits to Recyclable Packaging

Imagine a toothpaste tube that may be fully recyclable. That possibility is laid out in a series of sustainability commitments personal care products maker Colgate-Palmolive made to environmental nonprofit As You Sow. Colgate has committed to making 100 percent of its packaging for three of four product categories completely recyclable … Read more »

Henkel Beauty Care Launches More Sustainable Aerosol Packaging

Henkel and Ball have launched a new, lighter weight industrial aluminum aerosol can for the popular beauty care brand, Fa.   Ball manufactures the new, lighter extruded aluminum can using recycled aluminum to create a metal alloy that exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package … Read more »

FlexLink Addresses Hygienic Packaging Requirements

FlexLink says sustainable packaging concepts are contributors in the reduction of losses in the food production and supply chain. Its new wide belt conveyor addresses some of the higher hygienic requirements associated with primary and secondary packaging.  For operators, the cleaning process is fast and easy and the new wide … Read more »

Intelligent Packaging and Recyclability Disruptive Technologies in Flexible Packaging

The top disruptive technologies in flexible packaging are forecast to be intelligent packaging and recyclability, according to a new market report by Smithers Pira. Ten-Year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Flexible Packaging assesses the trends impacting the flexible packaging industry over the next 10 years to 2023. Because of growing … Read more »

Majority Stake in Be Green Packaging Acquired

A majority stake in Be Green Packaging has been acquired by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm. The transaction is intended to provide Be Green Packaging with human resources and capital needed to begin manufacturing in the company’s South Carolina facility, according to the company. Be Green Packaging … Read more »

Tom’s Of Maine Taps Potatoes For Packaging

Tom’s of Maine is exploring ways to use waste potatoes — produced locally in Maine — as packaging for its products. The company is working with researchers at the University of Maine and the Sustainable BioPlastics Council of Maine to develop polylactic acid (PLA) packaging with potatoes that can not … Read more »