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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


EarthAware biodegradable and recycled film bags for greater sustainability >>

EarthAware poly-film bags are designed for those organizations moving toward greater sustainability by lowering the impact of packaging on the environment. Data sheets cover all technical aspects of these films and give potential buyers a clear understanding of the features and applications of each film type.

Automated Packaging 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.


Twist on molded fiber yields smooth surfaces on both sides of a thermoform >>

Read about the Type 3 molded fiber process, which creates a strong, well-defined part with smooth surfaces on both sides of a thermoformed part. Feedstock derived from newspaper, waste paperboard, office paper scrap.

Plastic Ingenuity

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

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


Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability released by GPP

Upcycling is theme of new Facebook game

Aluminum sustainability report is 'greenwash-free'

Food safety key in switch to glass for cottage cheese

Latest Sustainable Packaging 
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Water-based flexo printing ink is made with soy-based polymers

Package: Raw Material
Material type: Adhesives, Coatings & Inks: Inks
Company: Color Resolutions International

Sustainability claims
Check MarkCONEG documentation? Yes
Check MarkRecyclable? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed

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Folding cartons can be made from PLA, PET, PCR PET

Material: Polymers: PET, PETE
Company:Transparent Packaging Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 25 - 49%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Waste-to-energy? Yes

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Open-head HDPE pails are lightweight, offer recycled-content options

Package: Bulk container: Pail
Material: Polymers: HDPE
Company: Plastican

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

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100% recycled-content carrier bag

Package: Bag, pre-formed: Handled
Material: Polymers: LLDPE
Company: Roplast Industries Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 25-49%
• Renewable energy: 10-24%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Reusable? Yes

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation