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UNCONTAINED: Packaging is everywhere-even where it isn't supposed to be

By Rick Lingle
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An interview with PepsiCo's head of beverage packaging globally sparks one with the co-founder of start-up venture in.gredients, 'America's first no-packaging grocery store.’

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Green Thoughts on Heinz pack: Sometimes more is less

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This Heinz example perfectly matches my definition of a sustainable package.

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Labels matter to your customers and competitors

By Steven Kronenberg
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Are your food products’ health and nutrient claims accurate and well-documented? 
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Bioplastics for packaging: Realities and resources

By Jeff Timm
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Bioplastics expert Jeff Timm points out four realities to this market and offers 12 essential website resources.

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Shelf impact explained in four steps

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How to design packaging that sells itself based on a sequential hierarchy of four essential elements.

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Improving food traceability through item-level coding

By Lee Metters
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How item-level coding is empowering consumers and benefiting food producers and retailers.
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Green Thoughts on sustainable packaging: Physics or psychology?

By Robert M. Lilienfeld
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Too narrow of a focus on sustainable packaging can be troublesome for these three reasons.

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Food safety, packaging and inks

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The topic of food safety drew a strong spotlight at the Food Packaging Technologies Summit held  April 5-7 in St. Louis.

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Lessons learned from pet projects

By Rick Lingle
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Chris Small of WellPet adheres to three tenets for successful packaging development: Communicate, offer, and facilitate.
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UNCONTAINED: Moving thoughts at ProMat/Automate

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Some random thoughts about the ProMat/Automate 2011 show, just winding up at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
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