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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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Paperboard is often referred to as cardboard. Paperboard is paper that is made thicker and stiffer to be used in packaging and art applications. Corrugated paperboard is used in cardboard boxes and shipping containers.

Laminated paperboard is used in packaging for food and beverage products. Paperboard manufacturing began in 1817 as a pulped wood product but is increasingly being made with recycled materials. || 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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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual report for 2009 on municipal solid waste (MSW) in the U.S., which includes a wealth of information on national recycling and composting trends.
In 2009, Americans generated about 243 million tons of trash and recycled and composted 82 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 33.8% recycling rate. Sixty-one million tons of MSW (excluding composting) were recovered through recycling.

The recycling rates of packaging materials were as follows: || 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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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