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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


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

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

Packaging drives Naturopathica® Holistic Health re-branding effort >>

Naturopathica® executes a new packaging strategy with digital and litho printing, and extended-text labeling. The re-branding effort for the ECOCERT-certified beauty products line is built on strong graphics cues and includes bilingual copy.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

Confidential, on-demand contaminant detection service for suspect batches >>

Through the Thermo Scientific Product Assurance Services and Solutions (PASS) program, we can thoroughly test every suspected product for contaminants so that you can continue producing products that your consumers rely on.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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


Method bottle made from North Pacific Gyre plastic

FMI/GMA summit focuses on food waste/sustainability connection

EPS recycling up 8% since 2008, says report

Breast Cancer Fund: Campbell's soup cans for kids test positive for BPA

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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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Additive offers alternative to packaging made entirely with petroleum-based resin

Package: Additives: Performance additive
Material type: Raw Material
Company: Omya Inc.

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Renewable Energy: 25-49%
Check Mark CONEG documentation? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed

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Biodegradable kitchen waste bags suitable for composting

Package: Bag: Bags on a roll
Material: Polymers: Starch
Company: BioBag

Sustainability claims
• Compostable? Yes

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Shipping efficiencies found with bag-in-box packaging

Package: Bag: Liner
Material: Polymers: Multi-layer film
Company: Scholle Packaging

Sustainability claims
• Pre-consumer content: 10 - 24%
• Shipping efficiency? Yes
• Recyclable: 10-59%

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation