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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


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.


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

Rigid container project in the works?

New! Download this free, 50-page Rigid Container Design Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Whether your job involves package design or package development, download this playbook now.

Packaging World

Recognition is powerful. >>

"Award-winning" can be a persuasive description for a buyer - differentiating your brand from your competitors. Take advantage of this year's Greener Package Awards competition and get the recognition your sustainable package, material, equipment or retail location has earned! Submission deadline is May 27.

Greener Package


PlantBottle GM explains Coca-Cola strategies around Dasani and Odwalla

7 packaging predictions for the resource-strapped future

Multifunctional pizza box plays to an audience of 1 million

Discussion: Does plastic have the potential to break down into natural components?

Greener Package Awards
Latest Sustainable Packaging 

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Mineral-based coating replaces plastic; offers barrier, recyclability

Package: Raw Material
Material type: Adhesives, Coatings & Inks
Company: Smart Planet Technologies

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

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Resource-reduced IBC system 

Package: Bulk container: tote
Material: Polymers: LDPE
Company: CubiForm Systems

Sustainability claims
• Shipping efficiency? Yes
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Recyclable? Yes

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Unbleached, uncoated virgin paperboard uses less fiber

Package: Raw Material
Material: Paperboard: Uncoated Unbleached Kraft
Company: Kapstone

Sustainability claims
• Shipping efficiency? Yes
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Reusable? Yes

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PETE blister-pack made from a minimum of 50% PCR content

Package: Blister pack
Material: Polymers: PET, PETE
Company: Placon Corporation

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content:50-74%
• Pre-consumer content: 25-49%

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation