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today bubble wrap and plastic tape are board packaging staples. versatile, lightweight and flexible, it's easy to see why. but most of it ends up in landfill -- recycling collection facilities are limited for these materials -- and research suggests at least a third escape into natural areas. so, expert surfers and ...

McDonald'sCorporation (MCD - Free Report) recently announced plans to improve its packaging system to reduce waste. By 2025, the company plans to derive 100% of its guest packaging from renewable, recycled and certified sources with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council certification.
STRASBOURG (France) • The European Union has unveiled plans for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and to phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution. The strategy announced on Tuesday by the European Commission follows China's decision to ban imports of ...
It's a mound made of all the packaging that encases the various fashion and beauty products we receive, and we're guessing we're not the only people in the industry who deal with what feel like mountains of mailing-related cardboard, paper and plastic. While we (usually) appreciate the things brands ...
"The data reported for plastic packaging put on the market as a whole is an underestimate in our view," said Hogg. Supermarkets in the UK keep their plastic footprint secret with a confidentiality agreement signed with the agencies involved in the British recycling compliance scheme. It means the amount of ...
"There really is no excuse any more for excessive packaging that creates needless waste and damages our environment," he said. "The technologies and practicalities to create less environmentally harmful alternatives exist, and so Iceland is putting a stake in the ground." Greenpeace Executive Director ...
Fast Food giant McDonald's has said all its packaging worldwide will come from sustainable sources by 2025. The restaurant chain will aim to get all items like bags, straws, wrappers and cups from recycled or renewable materials, up from half currently. McDonald's also wants 100% of its restaurants to ...
The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe and Coca-Cola European Partners have launched a first ever joint Sustainability Action Plan for western Europe, entitled 'This is Forward', setting out new commitments on drinks, packaging and society. Developed through a consultation process encompassing ...
Matt Holmes is a project engineer at Burton-based engineering design and project management firm Lorien Engineering Solutions. He graduated from Bradford University 2015 with a Masters in mechanical engineering. He joined Lorien later the same year and specialises in packaging engineering.
Brian Wagner, owner of packaging consultancy PTIS, talked about how 4D improves on 2D (graphics and overall look) and 3D (structure and form), at the United Fresh Produce Association's BrandStorm in November, and he expanded on it in a recent interview. He said he hasn't seen much 4D in produce ...
Graham packaging, a plastic packaging company, will invest $6.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Campbell County according to a news release issued by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office Saturday morning. The announcement, issued a little over an hour before Gov.-elect Ralph ...
The global value of protective transit packaging products and systems totalled $112.3 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow to $139.4 billion in 2022. That's according to a new research, "The Future of Protective and Transit packaging to 2022," from Smithers Pira, which notes that protective transit ...
companies that make packaging from plants instead of fossil fuels are starting to challenge the oil industry's ambition to increase the supply of raw materials for plastics. Use of bioplastics made from sugar cane, wood and corn will grow at least 50 percent in the next five years, according to the European ...
Graphic packaging Holding Co. has completed the combination of Atlanta-based Graphic packaging's existing businesses with Memphis, Tennesse-based International Paper's consumer packaging business in North America. Graphic packaging owns 79.5 percent of the combined company and will be the sole manager, ...

Goodwill Seeks $7M for Iowa Vegetable Oil packaging Plant. Goodwill of the Heartland plans to raise $7.6 million to open a vegetable oil packaging plant in eastern Iowa that would employ dozens of individuals with disabilities. Jan. 4, 2018, at 1:12 p.m.. Goodwill Seeks $7M for Iowa Vegetable Oil packaging Plant ...
Graphic packaging Holding Co. has completed the combination of Atlanta-based Graphic packaging's existing businesses with Memphis, Tennesse-based International Paper's consumer packaging business in North America. Graphic packaging owns 79.5 percent of the combined company and will be the sole manager, ...
Frozen Greek yogurt pioneers Yasso is expanding its offering with pints, featuring new packaging, as well as a freshly designed website. Working with Boulder, Colorado agency Fortnight Collective, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt has introduced eight inaugural pint flavors with bright colors. According to the ...
CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Goodwill of the Heartland plans to raise $7.6 million to open a vegetable oil packaging plant in eastern Iowa and employ dozens of people with disabilities. Jessica Schamberger, the organization's vice president for operations, presented the proposal to the Johnson County Board of ...
"PDM has developed a great business that does an outstanding job in servicing its customers with foam based packaging products and solutions." said Mark Burgess, CEO of Signode International Group. "The management team and experienced staff will be strong additions to the SIG Organization.
Of all the new buzz words in the world of packaging today, few are more prolific than "sustainable. ... Armed with this definition, a packaging professional--especially an engineer who has design, factory implementation, and compliance responsibilities--should ensure that the entire packaging development ...
A St. Louis packaging and supply company, Bunzl Distribution USA Inc., is considering building a $13.4 million facility in southeast Winston-Salem as part of consolidating its Triad operations. In return, according to a legal notice filed Friday, the Winston-Salem City Council will vote on whether to make the ...
International Paper CompanyIP recently completed the divesture of its consumer packaging business in North America. The assets were sold to Graphic packaging Holding Company GPK , a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for food, beverage and other consumer product companies.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday extended the mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar products in jute bags for the year ending June 2018. The move will help sustain the core demand for the jute sector and support the livelihood of the workers and farmers ...
New York City has its shares of bakeries, but Supermoon Bakehouse in the Lower East Side is proving to be a stand out in a crowded field. That's because not only are the pastries delicious, but fans are clamoring for the packaging too. Their menu changes regularly. On the day we were there, we got to try ...
Reliance relocated its operations from Florida to the former plastics packaging buildings at the corner of N.C. 5 and Anderson Street, in late 2014, and utilizes a three-part manufacturing process to melt down plastic pellets to create film for thin-plastic garden mulch bags, which are printed and cut on-site ...
"We want our packaging to stand out and reflect how Nature's Path is different from your standard cereal and breakfast company," says Arjan Stephens, executive vp at Nature's Path. "We're different because we're independent, family owned and from day one--more than 32 years ago-always organic.
Says David Luttenberger, Global packaging Director at Mintel, "Our packaging trends for 2018 reflect the most current and forward-looking consumer attitudes, actions, and purchasing behaviors in both global and local markets. Such trends as those we see emerging in e-commerce packaging have stories ...
Recently, someone asked me if I thought people were cooking at home less frequently than they used to. I bristled at the query, probably because I was worried that it might be true. Wasn't everyone out there watching cooking shows then turning off the TV, getting out their mason jars, and whipping up Alton ...
"We also plan to eliminate foam packaging from our global system by the end of 2018," the company states on its website. It's the first time the fast-food giant has openly committed to a deadline to completely stop using polystyrene drink containers, which are eco-unfriendly and nearly impossible to recycle.
consumers make instinctual purchase choices, and your packaging is a leading factor in how those choices are made. How something looks, feels, smells -- its impact is immeasurable. You've spent precious time and money creating your cannabis product, but what are the next steps? How do you create ...
Embedded die packaging technology is the process of embedding semiconductor dies in the inner layer of a chip package, organic circuit board or module. The global embedded die packaging technology market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 14.8 % during the forecast period 2016-2023. Embedded die ...
Recently, someone asked me if I thought people were cooking at home less frequently than they used to. I bristled at the query, probably because I was worried that it might be true. Wasn't everyone out there watching cooking shows then turning off the TV, getting out their mason jars, and whipping up Alton ...
One potential solution to the massive plastic pollution problem could come from Evoware, which makes seaweed-based packaging that is not only 100% biodegradable, but is edible as well. plastics have been a boon to industry, but are now the bane of the planet, even as plastic pollution is expected to ...
Each year, Mintel, a market intelligence agency, reveals five global packaging trends for the new year. Cory Francer, editor-in-chief of packageprinting, Printing Impressions' sister publication, recently sat down with David Luttenberger, Mintel's global packaging director, to discuss the top packaging ...
While the change will ultimately make its way through the supply chain, a temporary phase-in period allows some cannabis products to be sold in their existing packaging. The phase-in period allows existing companies to burn through their supplies of bottles and baggies while they prepare for permanent ...
Fossil fuel companies are among those who have ploughed more than $180bn since 2010 into new "cracking" facilities that will produce the raw material for everyday plastics from packaging to bottles, trays and cartons. The new facilities - being built by Corporations like Exxon Mobile chemical and Shell ...
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Synodrin is recalling its maximum strength pain relieving cream because the packaging is not child resistant. The cream contains lidocaine, which poses a risk of poisoning to young children, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recalled product ...
The global markets for plastic packaging materials, films, and bottles are growing at about 3% year on year, notes The Business Research Company in its report "plastics Product Manufacturing Global Market 2017." These markets will be worth more than $420 billion by 2020, with $360 billion for plastic ...
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WDBJ7) In Rockbridge County, the Devils Backbone Outpost brewery has been building a brand new packaging area. The new facility is now up and running, giving them more room in the brewery and a lot more capacity in terms of filling bottles, cans and kegs. "We do all the ...
A firm believer in the idea that packaging is in need of radical change, he put it to his audience this way. "If you find your home is flooded because you left your kitchen sink running, you don't hold meetings and pass legislation to clean it up, the first thing you do is turn off the tap. Earth does not have time for ...
You know what's great? Soup in a bread bowl. The soup's good, sure, but the bread bowl is even better. There's just something satisfying about eating the vessel your food came in. Imagine if you could eat all the packaging of all the food you buy? Oooee! Think of the fun you could have! And guess what?
Abelan has two key areas of expertise: the production of core board, for cardboard tubes, boxes and other applications within packaging, and its solid board packaging division, which supplies a large variety of boxes and trays to major distribution brands in the European agricultural, meat, flower, and ...
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Synodrin is recalling its maximum strength pain relieving cream because the packaging is not child resistant. The cream contains lidocaine, which poses a risk of poisoning to young children, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recalled product ...
Calgary, Alberta-based Thomas Fresh has developed new packaging for its water coconut and green mangoes. The mangoes are packaged on black trays for "a richer, more premium look that creates an attractive package on shelves," said Andrea Dubak, marketing specialist, who said similar international ...
HARTSVILLE -- Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has announced a new research partnership with Clemson University: the Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health) initiative will develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize ...
Still, many packaging critics have a one-dimensional view of the packaged cucumber as simply over packaged. Even the most Sustainability-sensitive and committed packagers--who deserve recognition, praise, and emulation for their efforts--get criticized by those who would have us eat only locally ...
packaging News Is at the heart of the UK packaging supply chain, offering news, expert analysis and insight on every aspect of the packaging supply chain, from brands and retailers through to design agencies, suppliers of glass, metal, plastic, corrugated and cartonboard packaging, label printers, contract ...


 

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