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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.

The Lego Group Joins How2Recycle for Clearer Toy Packaging Recycling

The Lego Group Joins How2Recycle for Clearer Toy Packaging Recycling

The Lego Group has joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle program, announcing plans to begin labeling the toy packaging for US consumers this year. By the end of 2018, Lego says that more than 60% of the company’s new toy boxes will have the How2Recycle label. The Lego Group plans … 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 »

CVS Focuses on the Usual Suspects (Can You Guess the 3 Biggies?)

CVS Focuses on the Usual Suspects (Can You Guess the 3 Biggies?)

CVS Health, one of CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens in 2016, has joined the dozens of companies that have pledged to reduce product packaging waste by joining the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. The drugstore and pharmacy company says that its expanding environmental footprint – with thousands of retail pharmacies and … Read more »

Marks & Spencer Reduces Packaging on Popular Foods

Marks & Spencer Reduces Packaging on Popular Foods

Major British retailer Marks & Spencer launched an initiative called “Project Thin Air” over a year ago to redesign packaging for 140 popular food products. The goal: Use less plastic and slim down the pack size without changing the amount of food inside. This week M&S announced that the project … Read more »