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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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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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sun-chips packaging

Less than six months after pulling their compostable bags due to consumer complaints over the noisy packaging, SunChips today shouted from the rooftops that it has created a new version. And it promises to keep it down this time
The move last fall to withdraw the green plant-based packaging from all flavor of chips except original, drew both praise and scorn. After all, it had only been 18 months since the company had championed its new eco-cred with the bags — the first of its kind that could be broken down in an active compost bin in as little as 14 weeks.

The move bummed out environmentalists, with many upset that SunChips would so quickly abandon its sustainability goals over fragile ears. || Read more

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