Constantia Flexibles’ proprietary award-winning formula has resulted in SpearRC, a fully recyclable and cost effective pressure sensitive label.
At the TLMI Annual Meeting, the Lauterbach Group received the TLMI Environmental Leadership award. Yerecic Label and Dow Chemical also received special recognition for their sustainability efforts.
At Labelexpo Europe, FINAT and TLMI presented the first results of their joint Life Cycle Assessment project for the self-adhesive label industry.
Flint Group has announced the publication of its 2015 Sustainability Report, providing comprehensive economic, social and environmental data, detailing the group’s strong sustainability performance over the past several years.
Flexible packaging is often blamed for gumming up the equipment at material recovery facilities (MRFs) so the initial phase of this first-of-its-kind study — called Materials Recovery for the Future — will monitor how these items move through sortation technologies, like screens and optical scanners, at recycling centers.
Eating edamame is a process. The beans pop out of their pod and leave an inedible shuck behind. Far from being yet more litter, these fiber-rich pods can be recycled to make soy packaging—specifically, the boxes this edamame snack would be served in.
Since flexible packaging contains less material than does rigid packaging, its association with source reduction is not surprising; nonetheless, that association is neither as straightforward nor as simple as it’s often presented.
Shelagh Hammer, marketing manager for Highcon, provides interesting insight into how packaging is becoming increasingly more sustainable.