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GreenerPackage: Knowledge exchange for sustainable packaging Anne Marie Mohan


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

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

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

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.

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


Countdown to Waste-to-Energy Exchange

Mattel succumbs to Greenpeace pressure; launches sustainable sourcing initiative

Sustainable packaging discussed on Fox Business

PET recycling rate reaches 29% in 2010

Latest Sustainable Packaging 
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Dessert containers, lids made with 20% PCR PET

Package: Tray/Bowl
Material type: Polymers: PETE
Company: Fabri-Kal Corporation

Sustainability claims
Check Mark Post-consumer content: 10 - 24%
Check Mark Greenhouse gas reduction: 10-24%
Check Mark Waste-to-energy? Yes
Claims 3rd Party Reviewed

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Pelleted additive designed to enhance PLA properties, processability

Package: Raw Material
Material: Additives: Performance additive
Company:Polyvel Inc.

Sustainability claims
• Compostable? Yes

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Preformed, handled LLDPE bag offers 50% PCR content

Package: Bag, pre-formed: Stacked
Material: Polymers: LLDPE
Company: EXOPACK

Sustainability claims
• Pre-consumer content: 50 - 74%
• CONEG documentation? Yes
• Waste-to-energy? Yes

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Recycled-content PET combination blister packaging

Package: Blister pack
Material: Polymers: PET, PETE
Company: Transparent Container

Sustainability claims
• Post-consumer content: 10-24%
• Pre-consumer content: 10-24%
• Recyclable? Yes

Packagers: Source sustainable packaging materials using the Greener Package Database

Suppliers: Submit your sustainable packaging product for free

Third-party review: Explanation


Featured Video
The package-to-Web connection
Argo Tea, Snikiddy snacks, Ritz crackers, and Stonyfield yogurt are just some of the packages used by Mark Mitchell, Interact Packaging’s president and chief creative officer, to exhibit how brands are employing Web-based tools such as QR codes, Facebook, and Twitter to strengthen their relationship with consumers at the point of purchase and grow sales.

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