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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


Video shows how biodegradable plastic additive works in simple to understand terms >>

Engaging video from Eco Logic shows how its Eco One biodegradable plastic additive causes plastic packaging to break down in landfill conditions, resulting in humus, carbon dioxide and methane.


Video shows how waste-derived pulp is thermoformed into sustainable packaging >>

Video from Plastic Ingenuity shows how protective packaging components are formed from waste paper feedstocks via a pulp thermoforming process on specially designed thermoforming equipment.

Plastic Ingenuity

10 tips for energy-efficient and sustainable conveyors >>

Watch this short video from Nercon to learn how to reduce energy, improve efficiencies and reduce waste on your packaging lines.


Ultrasonic sealing technology that reduces materials, maintenance, and energy >>

Triangle demonstrates the versatility of its ultrasonic sealing technology in this video. The sealing technology is designed to reduce material consumption through a 50-80% narrower seal versus heat. There is also a reduction of package headspace and a potential reduction in secondary packaging.

Triangle Package Machinery Company

Sustainable case packing: Head-to-head comparison of film vs. corrugated shippers >>

Seven-page PDF details the findings of an independent lifecycle analysis (LCA) study on Smart Balance's use of the Spot-Pak package to replace corrugated shipper. Four charts document reductions in material use (and disposal), process and energy, greenhouse gases, and truckload shipments.

Delkor Systems


Your opinion counts: Greener Package calls for feedback on changes in annual awards competition

U.S. demand for green packaging to reach $41.7 billion in 2014

Expert asks: Can waste stream diversion be quantified...accurately?

Natural pet food gets green paperboard pack with gorgeous graphics

Sustainable Packaging Symposium
Latest Sustainable Packaging 

PP pail achieves 35% source reduction

Package: Bulk container
Material type: Polymers: PP
Company: Ropak Packaging

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Post-consumer content: 25-49%
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 25-49%
Check Mark CONEG documentation? Yes
Check Mark Shipping efficiency? Yes
Check Mark Reusable? Yes
Check Mark Recyclable? Limited
Check Mark Waste-to-energy? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed


EPS/EPE-blend foam-packaging resin

Package: Protective packaging
Material: EPS/EPE blends

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


All-paper pallet is fully recyclable

Package: Transport packaging
Material: Paper: Medium-density Fiberboard
Company: North American Container Corp.

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 100%
• Pre-consumer content: 50-74%
• Reusable? Yes
• Recyclable? Yes
• Compostable? Yes


Clubstore clamshell alternative: source-reduced, recyclable

Package: Blister pack
Material type: Paperboard: SBS
Company: Card Pak, Inc.

Sustainability claims
• N/A

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation