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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


Renewable resource TerraPET® films – a sweet packaging solution for Coty adidas® >>

kp’s TerraPET® films, with up to 30% renewable-resource content from sugar cane, give you the performance and clarity of standard APET – while helping meet your sustainable packaging goals.

Klöckner Pentaplast

Watch our video: Learn how you can change to polyester without changing a thing >>

Pentapharm® kpVantage®, a high-performance polyester-based film, tested and validated by P&G for new Vicks® Nature Fusion® packaging.

Klöckner Pentaplast

Watch our video: See what we have done with 10.1 billion recycled beverage bottles >>

SmartCycle® films, a PCR-content polyester, is made from recycled plastic bottles for use with your existing processing and sealing methods. Learn more for food packaging, retail packaging, and boxmaking.

Klöckner Pentaplast

White Paper: Food Packaging: sustainability through design—minimizing total system waste >>

Learn how today’s packaging technologies offer innovative ways to optimize package design and reduce environmental impact.

Klöckner Pentaplast


100% bio-based bottle on fast track with Coca-Cola biotech investment

From 'farm to fork': Kraft completes footprint project

Diageo publishes Sustainable Packaging Guidelines

PELV highlights RFID/reusable packaging connection

Latest Sustainable Packaging 
Smart Planet Greener Package 5-Star Member

Mineral-based coating replaces plastic; offers barrier, recyclability

Package: Raw Material
Material type: Adhesives, Coatings & Inks: Coatings
Company: Smart Planet Technologies

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
Check Mark CONEG documentation? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed

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RPET film and sheet for packaging and printing with up to 50% PCR content

Package: Clamshell
Material: Polymers: Multi-layer film
Company: INVISTA

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 10 - 24%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Recyclable? Yes

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Reusable, preformed, wicketed PP bags use recycled PET

Package: Bag, pre-formed: Wicketed
Material: Polymers: Polypropylene
Company: Europackaging, LLC

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 75 - 99%
• Reusable? Yes

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Stackable dairy gallon can be palletized in a caseless delivery system

Package: Bottle
Material: Polymers: HDPE
Company: Consolidated Container Company

Sustainability claims
• Shipping efficiency? Yes
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Waste-to-energy? Yes

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation