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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


Maximize your brand >>

Our analytical approach to thermoforming allows us to design custom plastic packaging that optimizes your process, and solves your problems.

Plastic Ingenuity

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

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


PepsiCo speaks on new chapter in soft-drink wars: sustainable packaging

Dow pilots recycled plastic-to-energy system

Video: PepsiCo's new compostable and recyclable foodservice cup options

Costs of sustainability initiatives pay off, claim businesses

Greener Package Awards
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Mineral-based coating replaces plastic; offers barrier, recyclability

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

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
Check Mark CONEG documentation? Yes

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Dry IBCs afford improved space utilization

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

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

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Biopolymer-coated packaging boards

Package: Raw Material
Material: Paperboard: Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS)
Company: Stora Enso

Sustainability claims
• Renewable energy: 50-74%
• Compostable? Yes
• Recyclable? Yes

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PP woven bag is lighter and has less volume than multiwall bag

Package: Bag, pre-formed: Sacks
Material: Polymers: PP (Polypropylene)
Company: Coating Excellence International

Sustainability claims
• Greenhouse gas reduction: 25-49%
• Shipping efficiency? Yes
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Waste-to-energy? Yes

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