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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


Sustainability starts at PACK EXPO >>

Begin your next sustainable initiative by collaborating with leading suppliers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011. In one efficient trip, examine multiple solutions: environmentally friendly materials, reusable packaging, energy-conserving and waste-reducing equipment, automation technologies and much more. Register today.

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute

Packaging and adhesives industries share raw materials woes >>

Rising crude oil prices and falling natural gas prices are setting the stage for tight supply and higher costs for raw materials used in packaging.

Henkel Corporation

Latest advances in PLA bio-resins for thermoformed packaging >>

Technology brief from Plastic Ingenuity explains the latest advances in using PLA bioplastics for most thermoformed food packaging applications. Covers advances in heat deflection, typical cost, capacity, clarity, and brittleness.

Plastic Ingenuity

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

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

Flexible packaging project in the works?

New! Download this free, 84-page Flexible Packaging 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


10 winners named in 2011 Greener Package Awards

SC Johnson gets clever with concentrates

Small start-up snack company seeks sustainable packaging suggestions

New packaging-free grocer provides food for thought

Sustainable Packaging Symposium
Latest Sustainable Packaging 

LDPE 8-oz multipack carrier: nontoxic, certified photodegradable

Package: Multi-pack/carrier
Material type: Polymers: LPDE
Company: Hi-Cone

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Shipping efficiency? Yes
Check Mark Coneg documentation? Yes
Check Mark Waste-to-energy? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed

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LDPE alternative made from biodegradable, compostable resin

Package: Raw Material
Material: Polymers: Co-polyester
Company: BASF SE

Sustainability claims
• Compostable?: Yes

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Top-loading paperboard folding carton design allows for caliper reduction

Package: Carton
Material: Wood/Paper: Paperboard: Solid Bleached Sulfate
Company: Malnove, Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
• Shipping efficiency? Yes
• Compostable? Yes

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Sugarcane-bagasse molded fiber food packaging

Package: Tray/Bowl
Conversion Stage: Converted Package
Company: GeoTegrity International

Sustainability claims
• Pre-consumer content: 100%
• Compostable? Yes

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation