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Increase of Plastic Waste Blamed on COVID-19 Concerns

Posted on: July 28th, 2020

In a recent post entitled Packaging Waste Increases as Online Shopping Hits Unprecedented Growth, HC discussed how quarantine restrictions have forced much of society to do their shopping online. This undoubtedly leads to an increase of plastic waste. According to Adobe Analytics, U.S. online sales for June 2020 totaled $73.2 billion (up 76% when compared to…

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Sustainability Efforts High on Consumer Lists During COVID-19

Posted on: July 22nd, 2020

As a direct result of COVID-19, and its restrictions on normalcy, people now find themselves with more time to think. When they do, they’re reminded of the fragility of our world and how important sustainability efforts truly are. In a recent survey conducted by Kearney Management Consultants, participants were asked about their attitude towards environmental…

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Eco Friendly Packaging Materials Provide Benefits Throughout Your Business

Posted on: July 17th, 2020

Companies across the globe are beginning to investigate how eco-friendly packaging materials could benefit their current business model. Still, others shy away from the concept of eco-friendly packaging based on a lack of education and assumptions which are oftentimes misunderstood in the industry. As a manufacturer of molded pulp products for over 30 years, with…

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Packaging Waste Increases as Online Shopping Hits Unprecedented Growth

Posted on: July 14th, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague much of our globalized civilization, online sales continue to set records as more and more people are keeping to their homes. The more online shopping continues its unprecedented growth, the more packaging waste it contributes to an already stressed environment. About one-third of an average landfill or dump…

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Sustainability is Not a New Concept for our Planet, just for Society

Posted on: July 12th, 2020

The word sustainability seems to be popping up in conversations everywhere today. It’s the new buzzword for a society growing more and more concerned about their negative impact on the environment. But the concept of sustainability is not new, though many believe it to be a modern-day initiative spurred on by our low national recycling…

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National Recycling Rate Reveals some Startling Challenges for the U.S.

Posted on: July 12th, 2020

The national recycling rate has inched above 35% according to the U.S. EPA. These findings are based on the latest data collected and analyzed back in November of 2019 (from calendar year 2017 and before that is was 2015). While 35% might seem like something to celebrate, it’s important to know where we were prior…

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Pepsi’s Molded Pulp Rings are Poised to Change the Industry

Posted on: July 12th, 2020

Pepsi is trying to do its part for the environment by exploring more sustainable packaging materials across its portfolio of products. In this case, molded pulp rings for their beverage cans. Their molded pulp rings are claimed to be completely recyclable, as well as compostable and biodegradable, which is a huge environmental differentiator in the…

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Sustainable Packaging Materials Help Amazon Centers in India

Posted on: June 29th, 2020

Last year, Amazon committed to eliminating single-use plastic in its packaging across all of its fulfillment centers in India by June of 2020. That goal has become a reality. Materials such as bubble wrap have been replaced with more sustainable packaging materials such as paper cushions and packing tapes are now “100% plastic-free biodegradable”. Amazon…

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Biodegradable Packaging Becomes Reality at Household Product Giant

Posted on: June 16th, 2020

According to a recent article on CNN.com, household product giant Unilever plans on rolling out biodegradable packaging on all of its 70,000 products over the next decade, while committing to disclosing the amount of carbon used to produce them. “While the world is dealing with the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and grappling with…

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Consumers say Sustainable Packaging is Worth Paying for

Posted on: June 16th, 2020

As sustainable packaging and products continue to gain momentum with responsible consumers concerned about the global environment, the question of will consumers pay more for sustainability is often a mystery. Sustainable packaging refers to, “The development and use of packaging which results in improved sustainability. This involves increased use of life cycle inventory and life…

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