Sustainable Packaging

A look at eco-conscious packaging.


Awareness of resource scarcity is growing

New survey findings from Tetra Pak suggest more can be done
Packaging professionals within consumer packaged goods companies report growing awareness around the business impacts connected to natural resource scarcity, but robust knowledge and understanding is still absent
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Plastics Academy to induct nine of the industry’s best into the Plastics Hall of Fame at NPE2015

The Plastics Academy will honor this year’s inductees in a streamlined ceremony held at NPE2015, the largest and most important plastics tradeshow held in North America.
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US corrugated & paperboard boxes market increases

US demand to exceed $39 billion in 2018
US demand to exceed $39 billion in 2018
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Recycling Reinvented expanding current mission beyond EPR to include supportive policies

In the last two years, Recycling Reinvented has worked to introduce legislation in several states and commission a cost-benefit study for Minnesota to show how EPR could increasing recycling rates and find cost efficiencies on a statewide level.
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Market Trends: Produce Packaging

Packaging innovations produce better eating

Packaging innovations produce better eating

“Eat your fruits and vegetables,” says every mother everywhere. In fact, that resounding admonition has been echoed by parents, teachers, nutritionists, doctors and even governments for decades.

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Lightweight milk jug uses less plastic

The average industry bottle weight ranges from 60-62 grams, but the new Mid-America patented design weighs only 52 grams.
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Bemis proprietary films provide commercial alternatives to Barex® resin-based packaging solutions

Bemis has responded to the recently-announced discontinuation of Barex resin with commercially-available alternatives to Barex resin-based packaging.
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Aluminum can manufacturers collected 217,350 pounds of beverage cans in challenge

Collection resulted in more than $179,400 donated to charity
Rexam’s corporate headquarters recycling efforts raised more than $45,300 for various local charities.
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2015 marks the end of mass and the rise of the individual

From ultra-personalized experiences to custom packaging to straightforward dialogue, 2015 will be the year where the consumer truly reigns supreme.
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Wax coating usage drops

Usage now below 3% of total corrugated industry annual shipments
In 2013, the industry used 39% less wax than in 2002, when wax usage was first measured.
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.

Food and Beverage Packaging

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2014 December

Check out the December 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on the best new packages from 2014, produce packaging innovations, and much more!

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The Food and Beverage Packaging Store

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

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FBP Buyer's Guide

2013 FBP Buyers Guide



Food and Beverage Packaging's Buyer's Guide provides a list of suppliers of food and beverage packaging solutions. 


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