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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


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

Sustainability Primer: How to lightweight materials with vertical baggers >>

White paper from Rennco shows specific calculations demonstrating dramatic material reductions by switching to vertical bagging equipment from using premade bags.


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.

Nercon Engineering

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


Film-only multipacks for water bottles save scads of material, money

Send suggestions on earth-friendly packaging for organic snacks, it's all good

Brushing up on biodegradables: First bioplastic toothpaste tube launched

Seven core areas addressed in Coca-Cola's latest sustainability report

Sustainable Packaging Symposium
Latest Sustainable Packaging 

Clear round deli containers/lids are 20% PCR PET

Package: Food Service Container
Material type: Polymers: PET, PETE
Company: Fabri-Kal Corporation

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Post-consumer content: 10-24%
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
Check Mark Recyclable? Limited
Check Mark Waste-to-energy? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed


Corrugated-board void filler, load securement products reduce secondary packaging

Package: Transport packaging
Material: Wood/Paper: Corrugated-Unbleached
Company: Down River Load Securement, an ITW company

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 10-24%
• Pre-consumer content: 10-24%
• Reusable? Yes
• Recyclable? Yes
• Compostable? Yes


Biodegradable, compostable holographic coating for paperboard packs

Package: Carton, folding
Material: Wood/Paper: Recycled boxboard
Company: SPG

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 100%
• Pre-consumer content: 100%
• Sustainable forestry certification? SFI, FSC
• Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
• Recyclable? Yes
• Compostable? Yes


No need for tertiary packaging on pallets using this water-based adhesive

Package: Palletizing adhesive
Material type: Adhesives
Company: Lock N' Pop Palletizing Adhesive

Sustainability claims
• Greenhouse gas reduction: 75-99%
• CONEG documentation? Yes

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation