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Second Life: Sterile Wrap Fashioned into Masks
An anesthesiology professor has developed masks from surgical tray wrap that cannot be penetrated by water or bacteria and block 99.9% of particles. Prototypes are underway.
Mar 27th, 2020
Musings on Sustainability
Mar 23rd, 2020
Multivitamin provider Supports Earth Conscious Mission with 100% Recycled Content Containers
Amcor Rigid Plastics
Mar 6th, 2020
Syntegon Technology and Ceflex stakeholders develop ‘Designing for a Circular Economy Guidelines’
Feb 28th, 2020
Circular Supply Chain and the Reusable Packaging Association
Feb 25th, 2020
Amcor Joins the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council, Continuing Progress Towards its 2025 Pledge
Amcor’s partnership with the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) will help foster more sustainable practices and innovation across the healthcare industry.
Feb 21st, 2020
International Forum On Sustainable Packaging
Packaging Speaks Green, a conference on packaging sustainability, takes place Feb. 20-21 in Bologna, Italy.
Feb 14th, 2020
Weather Stresses Logistics
Responding to consumer demands to “get it to my doorstep in a day,” the nation’s supply chain leaders now have to adjust to crazy climate events around the globe. Reusable transport packaging could hold one key to a more sustainable future.
Reusable Packaging Association
Feb 10th, 2020
Tri-Seal: Closure Liners with Reduced Material Content
Product designed to help brand owners meet sustainability objectives.
Jan 22nd, 2020
Static Bottle Recycling Rate is Insufficient to Meet CPG Demands for rPET
A new report shows a U.S. recycling rate for PET and HDPE bottles of 28.9% in 2018, far below the volume needed to meet CPG’s upcoming goals around the use of recycled content.
Anne Marie Mohan
Jan 17th, 2020
GC Biotech: Rethinking Laboratory Waste with the Grenova TipNovus
Washes and sterilizes single-use plastic pipette tips for reuse, available in large scale and in smaller footprint.
Dec 7th, 2019
Recycling at the Molecular Level Through Commercial Operation System
Carbon renewal technology provides end-of-life solution for had-to-process plastics.
Nov 23rd, 2019
Recycling and source reduction
News from HLP Klearfold at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2019 was the introduction of their new Klearfold® RPET100 clear plastic folding cartons made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET.
Nov 19th, 2019
L’Oréal and Albéa Develop Paper-Based Tube for Cosmetics
Designed as an alternative solution to certain types of cosmetic packaging, the innovation’s environmental benefits will be assessed through a multi-criteria Life Cycle Analysis.
Oct 16th, 2019
New Variations in Flexible Mono-Material Packaging
PAXXUS, Inc. introduced additional variations of single-stream recycle-ready flexible materials.
Sep 24th, 2019
Panel Alert: White Paper on Smart Asset Technologies
Tuesday panel to introduce the new report on identification, monitoring and tracking of reusable transport packaging assets.
Sep 23rd, 2019
Reusable Packaging Association Issues White Paper on Smart Asset Technologies
New report provides guidance on available and emerging technologies for the identification, monitoring and tracking of reusable transport packaging assets. A panel will introduce the white paper at Pack Expo Las Vegas.
Sep 20th, 2019
Clariant Additive Masterbatch Makes Black Plastic Packaging ‘Visible’ to Sorting Systems
The Masterbatch allows continued use of color preferred for many products, supports Clariant ‘Design for Recycling’ initiative, has systems available for numerous polymers and applications.
Aug 27th, 2019
ACG Capsules: a Line of Clean Label, Inert, and Robust HPMC Capsules
ACGcaps H+, with no gelling agent, are for hygroscopic and moisture-sensitive formulations.
Aug 24th, 2019
Syngas is the Key to Packaging Sustainability
University of Florida professor Bruce Welt, Ph.D., shares the main takeaways from the first meeting of the Industry Consortium for Advanced Recycling, which took place in June.
Aug 20th, 2019
Recyclable Toothpaste Tube Brings Style to Hygiene
Premium toothpaste manufacturer Twice’s signature product, called The Duo, uses the packaging itself to explicitly illustrate the importance of brushing teeth twice daily.
Aug 19th, 2019
Mindfulness Pervades Packaging for Mineral-Based Sunscreen
The introduction of a new reef-safe SPF 50 sunscreen product from Goddess Garden prompts the selection of recyclable packaging and updated graphics that reflect the brand’s authenticity.
Aug 12th, 2019
Canadian Online Pharmacy Boosts Patient Adherence, Reduces Packaging Waste
The company uses a simple packaging system, able to deliver most drugs, and provides free shipping of packs with easy, detailed instructions, as well as regular consultations to improve patient experience.
Jul 22nd, 2019
New Packaging for Herbal Supplements Uses 97% PCR Plastic
Nature’s Way debuts a square bottle for its 300-item herbal line that is made from 97% PCR HDPE. The packaging is expected to reuse 3,500 tons of plastic per year.
Jul 8th, 2019
Decoat Project: Creation of Smart Additives Designed to Give New Life to Plastics and Textiles With Coatings Difficult To Recycle
The Decoat project has been created to avoid landfilling 75% of the volume of textiles and plastics with coatings that are hard to recycle and generate a turnover of 150 million euros in Europe.
Jun 27th, 2019
Weber Packaging Solutions: Thermal-Transfer Label Material and ECO Ribbon
The new Transthin 400 is a thermal-transfer label material that features both a thinner facesheet and a thinner release liner so it contains more labels per same diameter roll. Combined with the new ECO ribbon, the duo is designed to stretch labeling runtime and reduce changeovers.
Jun 24th, 2019
Terphane: ‘Ecophane’ Line of Sustainable PET Films
Terphane’s Ecophane product line offers a film that is designed to be composed of 30% or more of post-consumer recycled, food-grade PET.
Jun 10th, 2019