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DuPont announces the winners of its 23rd DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation and honors packaging industry projects that exhibit collaborative innovation across an array of geographies and market segments. Winning projects of the independently judged contest demonstrated these innovations in a variety of applications, including a recycling/upcycling process and development or use of sustainable packaging materials. || Read more

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Cardboard cartons are used in a variety of shipping and storage applications. They are usually made from recycled paper. Corrugated cartons are made from corrugated cardboard. This material is in turn named for its general design, usually two flat pieces of paper with a fluted middle layer, the corrugation, running in between. Certain specifications delineate the different types of corrugated carton. || Read more

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Compostable packaging. Two words that, for much of 2010, brought cringes to the faces of American packaging designers. Why? We all know what a disaster the first Sunchips compostable packaging launch was, at least in the U.S. It was the first high-profile mainstream effort to do so, and consumers crumpled it quickly because of the high decibel bag. Thankfully, Frito Lay didn’t just call it quits, but instead came back fighting with a newly quieter bag, cautiously being rolled out now. || Read more

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Leatherhead, U.K. — Global PET beer bottle consumption is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% to reach 7.7 billion bottles by 2015, according to a multi-client study published by Pira International. The study says PET beer bottle consumption totalled 6.0 billion units in 2010, which represents 2.0% of the 293 billion world beer packaging market volumes (633ml pack equivalents). || Read more

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GLOBE NEWSWIRE — Cereplast Inc., a manufacturer of proprietary biobased, compostable and sustainable plastics, today announced a new symbol to represent “bioplastics.” The designer of the new symbol is Laura Howard, a graphic design student at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, who is the winner of Cereplast’s “Make Your Mark” competition.

The goal of the “Make Your Mark” contest was to discover a new symbol that will help consumers to identify products and packaging made from bioplastics. Bioplastics are environmentally friendly alternatives to petroleum-based plastics – made from renewable resources including potatoes, corn, wheat, tapioca, sugar and algae – and are biodegradable and compostable, providing consumers and manufacturers with a revolutionary option to help safeguard the environment and support a sustainable future. || Read more

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A survey, commissioned by Cintas Corp., found that 84 percent of U.S. adults prefer to do business with a company that uses green cleaning products and practices.

“Today’s consumers are environmentally-conscious and expect the businesses they patronize to use green cleaning practices,” says Mike Thompson, senior vp, Cintas Facility Services. “This research affirms that using environmentally-friendly cleaning products and practices has a positive impact on the environment and can help drive repeat business.” || Read more

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Reusable Packaging Bags

At Tony Fisher’s Big Green Earth Store on South Street in Scranton, PA, most customers — he guesses 95 percent — bring their own bags.And still, his committed greenies buy more.How many? He shrugs. In a year, “thousands.”

Along with the reusable water bottle and the swirly compact fluorescent lightbulb, the reusable bag has become an emblem of the environmental movement. As such, it wasno doubt  a major giveaway at Earth Day events across the nation.

Reusable bags were meant to supplant flimsy plastic grocery bags — the one-use, petroleum-based bags that critics say last for centuries and all too often wind up as litter or in the guts of sea life.

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Easter Egg Eco-Friendly Packaging

April 20, 2011

The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual event that invites children and their parents to the White House lawns to play Easter egg games and, this year, to promote health and wellness in children. In addition, the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll will be a more eco-friendly event, with official souvenir eggs and packaging that are environmentally responsible. || Read more

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Winner of a 2011 Sustainability Award from the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) was a flower sleeve made of heat-sealable Nativia NZSS biaxially oriented polylactic acid (PLA) film. || Read more

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Humanitarian Packaging - World Water Day

March 22 was first deemed World Water Day in 1993 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) as an international day of observance and action to draw attention to the role that freshwater plays in our world and lives. || Read more

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