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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


Green Ingenuity >>

We work with food, medical and retail companies who want to maximize their products with innovative, sustainable packaging.

Plastic Ingenuity

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.


Video highlights lifecycle analysis of film vs. corrugated shippers >>

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.

Delkor Systems

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.


Labeling project in the works? >>

New! Download this free, 70-page Labeling 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


Pantene is first haircare product in plant-based HDPE bottle

Preparing for the 'Perfect Storm': SPS 2011

78% of buyers claim green consumerism

Water bottles: greater recycling rates, less material, smaller footprint, says association

Greener Package Awards
Latest Sustainable Packaging 
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Microwavable PP trays said to have 21% lower carbon footprint

Package: Tray/Bowl
Material type: Polymers: Multi-layer film - majority polypropylene
Company: CPT (Go Green), Inc.

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
Check Mark Shipping efficiency? Yes
Check Mark Waste-to-energy? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed

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Breathable or barrier PLA rollstock for f/f/s

Package: Film, rigid
Material: Polymers: PLA (polylactic acid)
Company: Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Waste-to-energy? Yes

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Potato flour-based thermoplastic resin

Package: Raw Material
Material: Polymers: Starch
Company: Biosphere

Sustainability claims
• Compostable? Yes

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Infinitely recyclable, lightweight 12-oz aluminum can

Package: Can
Material: Metal & Other: Aluminum
Company: Ball Corporation

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 25 - 49%
• Pre-consumer content: 10 - 24%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Recyclable? Yes

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation