Sustainability

Making Progress in Flexible Packaging Recycling
July 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Research so far has focused on exploring and evaluating alternatives to previously difficult to recycle multi-layer films, which are potentially more suitable for recycling and yet still deliver the performance requirements and technical properties needed for products ranging from confectionery to detergent.

Applying Circular Thinking to Packaging
July 7, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Traditionally, packaging has moved in linear supply chains with little collaboration on designing for recyclability or reuse. Companies have tended to opt for low value materials, often used in combinations that are hard to recycle or produce an adverse impact on the environment.

Coke Unveils 100 Percent Plant-based PET Bottle
June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

PlantBottle uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET bottles. The packaging looks, functions and recycles like traditional PET.

Corrugated Remains Most Recycled Packaging Material
June 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

Corrugated packaging has long been the hero of recycling efforts in the United States, and according to the U.S. EPA, the recovery of corrugated packaging far outstrips that of other packaging materials.

FSC Launches New Global Brand: Forests For All Forever
May 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched its new global brand: Forests For All Forever. In the past 20 years, FSC has become a well-trusted and established brand in sectors and markets around the world. With its new branding, FSC plans to extend its reach by targeting consumers directly.