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Ocean and Landfill Waste Turned into a Nylon Replacement?

Posted on: October 5th, 2020

Recycling is the art of converting something which is considered waste into a viable, reusable solution. Luxury automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover is doing just that by using Econyl nylon components made from ocean and landfill waste. “More and more of today’s products are being manufactured with recycled content,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency…

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Food Packaging at Fast-Food Restaurants Release PFAS into Your Food

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

A new report from Toxic-Free Future, a nonprofit group, and the Mind the Store campaign, an initiative of the organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, has found that some food packaging at your favorite fast-food restaurants contain high levels of PFAS chemicals. The food packaging in question consists of burger boxes, disposable bowls, wrappers and other…

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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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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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Molded Pulp Packaging is no Longer Just for Egg Cartons

Posted on: May 6th, 2020

Many of us are very familiar with fiber molded pulp packaging, though we probably pay little attention to it. Every time you remove an egg from its carton (baring it’s not packaged in styrofoam) you’re witnessing molded pulp in action. But molded pulp is no longer just a resource for egg cartons and fruit containers…

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Plastic Packaging Recycling – “Struggling” to Make Inroads

Posted on: April 9th, 2020

In a recent study by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Packaging Digest, participants were asked how they would describe the current state of plastic packaging recycling in the United States? More than half of respondents (55%) said the United States’ efforts towards plastic packaging recycling were “Struggling” at best, while almost 10% were less optimistic,…

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