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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


Molded Fiber >>

Learn more about Plastic Ingenuity's molded fiber process where paper and cardboard are converted into packaging.

Plastic Ingenuity

Digital and litho printing, and extended-text labels, fuel package redesign >>

Naturopathica® executes a new packaging strategy with digital and litho printing, and extended-text labeling. The re-branding effort for the ECOCERT beauty products line is built on strong graphics cues and bilingual copy. Products are more visually defined—consumers easily navigate the line and ID the correct product.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

Packaging Machinery: Sustainability and Competitiveness >>

Download this white paper from the U.S. Department of Commerce on sustainability and competitiveness of the U.S. packaging machinery industry.

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.


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


Call for entries: Enhanced, revamped 2011 Greener Package Awards

PepsiCo ups the ante with 100% bio-based PET bottle

New industry group AMERIPEN to advocate for packaging and the environment

Can and should waste stream diversion be quantified?

Sustainable Packaging Symposium
Latest Sustainable Packaging 
Earth Coating 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 Technology

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


Sustainable practices used in manufacture of corrugated shipping containers, sheets

Package: Secondary/transport packaging
Material type: Wood/Paper:Corrugated-Unbleached
Company: Green Bay Packaging

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Post-consumer content:50-74%
Check Mark Sustainable forestry certification? SFI
Check Mark CONEG documentation? Yes
Check Mark Recyclable? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed


Polylactide resin offers alternative to petroleum-based plastic

Package: Raw material
Material type: Polymers: PLA
Company: Natureworks LLC

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 50-74%
Check Mark Compostable? Yes
Check Mark Waste-to-energy? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed


19% less resin in ribbed snap-top PP closure

Package: Closure-for rigid: Dispensing
Material type: Polymers: PP
Company: Aptargroup, Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Source reduced? Yes

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation