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.
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.
TIPA developed a 100% biodegradable, compostable solution for the packaging of food—specifically in the realm of flexible packaging.
Label Impressions, the world’s first carbon-neutral, wind-powered label printing company, formed a cross-country partnership with Precision AirConvey to help reduce waste.
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.
A new packaging solution from Bemis Co. using DuPont materials is one that can contribute to reducing some of the 1.3 million tons of food that is lost or wasted around the world annually.
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.