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A Better Handle on a Shade of Green >> A Better Handle on a Shade of Green
We’re always working to improve our process and impact on the planet. PakTech handles made from 99% Post Consumer Recycled HDPE plastic result in a production process that offsets enough greenhouse gasses to equal 1,028 fewer cars on the road every year. Learn how PakTech can help your sustainability initiatives.
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Whitepaper: Targeting the green consumer through fresh packaging >> Whitepaper: Targeting the green consumer through fresh packaging
Consumers are demanding more from packaging - expecting it to be more than just a cost-effective and convenient tool for protecting the products they buy. Influencing their product selection process at the grocer's shelf is thoughtful consideration about the environmental impact of a product's packaging.
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Video highlights lifecycle analysis of film vs. corrugated shippers >> Delkor Systems Ad
Short two-minute video from Delkor highlights the results from an independent lifecycle analysis (LCA) study on Smart Balance's use of the Spot-Pak package as a replacement for corrugated cases. Learn what the LCA uncovered.
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Beyond the package: Custom thermoformer adopts several unique environmental practices >> Plastics Ingenuity Ad
Read about Plastic Ingenuity's sustainable manufacturing and facilities, including storm water management, solar energy usage, in-plant recycling, heat recapture, and water re-use.
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SmartCycle® films, a packaging solution with sustainability in mind >> KP Ad
Watch this video to understand the concept behind packaging films made from recycled bottles—SmartCycle® films from Klöckner Pentaplast.
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Headlines
LCA, recycling take center stage at SPS 2012
FDA rejects petition to ban BPA from food and beverage packaging
PUMA packs paddle surfboards in mushroom-based packaging
PET forecast to grow to $57 billion by 2017

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Reusable plastic containers with standard footprint
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Fully compostable flexible packaging adhesive
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Barrier packaging with water-based coating is preconsumer-recyclable
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100% Recycled corrugated pizza package
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Beverage Roundtable: Hold your liquor!
Will the Skinny Girl fade away? Is Absolut a victim of its own success? And what about the cap on that high-touch bottle of Oronoco Rum? They're all great, but if you designed them, would you change anything? Watch, then join the conversation in the comments thread below.
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