The common plastic shampoo bottles that are distributed in drugstores around the world have long presented recycling problems. This new packaging concept removes the cap, improving reusability and recyclability.
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.
Procter and Gamble (P&G) Fabric Care has announced a new environmental initiative that will see 230 million bottles of flagship brands like Ariel, Dash, Lenor and Unstoppables made out of ‘Post Consumer Recyclate’ (PCR), which is recycled packaging.
While non-recyclable/non-compostable coffee capsules for single-serve brewing systems may be getting a lot of bad press due the massive amount of packaging waste they generate, a new study from PAC, Packaging Consortium tells a much greener story.
The Paper & Packaging – How Life Unfolds campaign, created by Cramer-Krasselt in Milwaukee, integrates 30-second commercials, print advertising and a digital presence in banner ads, video and the campaign’s information hub, www.howlifeunfolds.com.
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.