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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


Beyond the package: Custom thermoformer adopts several unique environmental practices >>

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.

Plastic Ingenuity

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.


Sustainable case packing: Head-to-head comparison of film vs. corrugated shippers >>

Seven-page PDF details the findings of an independent lifecycle analysis (LCA) study on Smart Balance's use of the Spot-Pak package to replace corrugated shipper. Four charts document reductions in material use (and disposal), process and energy, greenhouse gases, and truckload shipments.

Delkor Systems

Case Study: Switching from bottom gusset to a side gusset saved $7.8 million's >>

Can you save $7.8 million by switching to a side gusset bag? Learn how to reduce materials by roughly 12% per bag, improve efficiency, and save greenhouse gases. Plus, add greater pack out on retail shelves.

Triangle Package Machinery Company

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


Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012: gearing up for 2012

Packaging is biggest portion of growing biodegradable polymers market

New materials, sustainable innovations dominate DuPont Awards

In defense of clamshells: Dismantling the 'devilish package' label

Sustainable Packaging Symposium
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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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Rectangular, rPET fruit and veggie platters improve cubing 33%

Package: Converted Package
Material: Polymers: PETE
Company: Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 10 - 24%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Shipping efficiency? Yes

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Thermoplastic PHA resin is made from renewable vegetable resources

Package: Raw Material
Material type: Polymers: PHA
Company: NaturePlast

Sustainability claims
• Compostable? Yes

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Biodegradable, compostable mushroom tills hold meat, produce

Package: Converted Package
Material: Blends: Polymer Blends
Company: Pacific AgPak

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

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

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Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Contemporizing Heritage Brands
How do you revitalize a class brand without sacrificing decades of priceless brand equity? Little Big Brands' John Nunziato looks at several recent successful examples.

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