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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


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

21+ tips to improve shrink packaging sustainability

Sustainability is increasingly central to your package, your customers and your overall business. So if you're seeking ideas for improving sustainability, we've got good news!

Bemis Clysar, Inc.

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.


A new flexible pouch for fresh-cut produce delivers shelf impact

While working with key players in the fresh-cut produce industry to develop a flexible pouch for fresh-cut produce, it became clear to the Robbie product development team that an entirely new generation of flexible package was required to meet the unique needs of the produce industry.


Flexible packaging project in the works?

New! Download this free, 84-page Flexible Packaging Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Whether your job involves machinery engineering, package design, package development, or production, download this playbook now.

Packaging World


Seventh Generation molded-pulp detergent bottle turns heads

SPC report advises against biodegradation in landfills

Video: Suppliers on notice with expanded scorecard program from P&G

Debate over rHDPE versus biodegradable HDPE begins

Greener Package Awards
Latest Sustainable Packaging 
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High-graphics litho-lam corrugate: reduced fiber, recyclable

Package: Converted Package
Material type: Wood/Paper: Corrugated - Pre-Printed
Company: Accurate Box Company, Inc.

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Post-consumer content:10-24%
Check Mark Source reduced? Yes
Check Mark CONEG documentation? Yes
Check Mark Sustainable forestry certified? Yes
Check Mark Waste-to-energy? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed

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Custom-designed thermoformed PET blisters can contain up to 100% post-consumer regrind

Package: Blister pack
Material: Polymers: PET, PETE (Polyethylene terephthalate)
Company: Dordan Manufacturing, Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 50% - 74%
• Pre-consumer content: 25 - 49%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Shipping efficiency? Yes

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No VOCs or solvents in frosted bottle line

Package: Raw Material
Material: Adhesives, Coatings & Inks: Coatings
Company: Technigraph Corporation

Sustainability claims
• Reusable/refillable? Yes
• Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%

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Reduced carbon-footprint HDPE containers hold liquid chemicals; eliminate metal, fluorinationt

Package: Bottle
Material: Mixed Materials: Composite cans (fiber, metal and/or plastic components)
Company: Barrier Plastics

Sustainability claims
• Shipping efficiency? Yes
• Reusable/refillable? Yes

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Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation