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Articles focus on issues related to sustainability in packaging and environmental strategies within the healthcare packaging industry. Key topics include source reduction, recyclability, and recycled-content materials employed in pharmaceutical and medical device packaging, with updates on the implications of Walmart's packaging scorecard.

Cook shipping cartons.
April 22, 2014 | Column/Opinion

How does the business of healthcare impact the environment?

Cook Medical finds that transparency between healthcare providers and suppliers yields financial and sustainability benefits.
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Juice+'s cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
April 4, 2014 | Package Case Study

Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+

Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
Packsize: Corrugated cartons
March 6, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Packsize: Corrugated cartons

z-Fold corrugated cartons are designed specifically for on-demand packaging needs.
Stiplastics: Drop dispenser nozzle
March 3, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Stiplastics: Drop dispenser nozzle

The unique shape and intermediate reservoir of this drop dispenser nozzle assures accuracy and flow control.
Eco Lips, an organic lip care company based in Cedar Rapids, IA, has introduced three new flavors of its ONE WORLD line packaged in tubes made from biodegradable, compostable paper.
February 20, 2014 | Package Case Study

Organic lip balm gets compostable packaging

New line of organic lip balms is launched in biodegradable, compostable paper tubes.
Tabletop discussions provided a launching point for healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to discuss issues and trends at the Cool Chain Europe event, held Jan. 27-29, 2014 in Luxembourg.
January 30, 2014 | News

Cool Chain Europe: Quality, cost, communication, and compliance

More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare cool chain and controlled room temperature logistics professionals come together in Luxembourg to share best practices.
EnviroPAK: Molded pulp packaging
November 11, 2013 | Materials Product Brief

EnviroPAK: Molded pulp packaging

Lowers costs, saves space and time, offers protection and sustainability benefits.
Eli Lilly saves $2M per year with reusable packaging.
October 2, 2013 | Feature Article

Study: Reusable pharma packs ‘greener’ than single use

LCA study evaluates the environmental advantages of reusable versus single-use shippers for pharma. Eli Lilly’s experiences support the study results.
The new corrugated configurations incorporate tighter dimensions and eliminate interior dividers. Neither the inner cartons nor the outer shipping cases require foam peanuts for protective cushioning.
October 2, 2013 | Package Case Study

New casing strategy cultivates economy and ecology

Organic grower reinvents its shipper packing operations to minimize material usage and waste byproducts.
September 19, 2013 | Materials Product Brief

Almac: Reusable shipper option

For temperature-controlled distribution, shippers improve environmental impact and provide cost efficiencies.

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