The best packaging options for sustainable companies

The Environmental Blog

Just a few years ago, going green and sustainable was something that only niche or forward-thinking companies would promote. However, in today’s era, sustainable or eco-friendly measures are no longer unusual but a new standard for companies worldwide. Cardboard packaging.

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging. Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corporate sustainability. When we look ahead, are we on the path to a circular and sustainable system for packaging? From paper vs. plastic to reusable vs. single use.

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Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19

GreenBiz

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19. During our conversation, we also discussed Ellis’ long-term CSR priorities, the company’s packaging goals and its partnership with Loop. Anderson: I wanted to talk through some of WBA’s sustainability ambitions.

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm 

GreenBiz

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm . Petersburg, Florida, a manufacturing giant is strategizing on design, development and packaging services for the likes of Apple, Cisco Systems and HP Inc. Design & Packaging. Circular Packaging.

A Guide to Eco-Friendly Packaging for Small Business Owners

Green Living Guy

The use of eco-friendly packaging for your small business has quickly become something that you need to do. Non-sustainable products used for packaging such as single-use plastic bags are creating havoc with the ecosystem.

This California law changes things for plastics in the state

GreenBiz

It will impose new sustainability requirements on all businesses manufacturing single-use packaging or plastic single-use service ware

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5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021

GreenBiz

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021. For companies with sustainable packaging goals, 2025 is fast approaching. That’s the year when many have pledged to become zero waste, or to use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging.

Consortium project will capture and recycle more plastic packaging

Envirotec Magazine

A three-year £10 million large-scale demonstrator project focused on the capture, recovery and recycling of plastic packaging currently lost to landfill and incineration is being led by resource recovery expert Fiberight. Flexible plastics waste sorted by the process.

How to Source Eco-friendly Packaging for E-commerce

Green Living Guy

As you have figured out how to create an e-commerce website, now it’s time to think about how to package your orders without destroying the environment. The post How to Source Eco-friendly Packaging for E-commerce appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Sustainability Packaging Trends

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Packaging plays a role in everyday life and has a huge impact on climate change. Whether it’s picking up that daily coffee, carrying out lunch or dinner, or having household items and clothes shipped to the front door there is a whole lot of packaging that the world needs to contend with.

Recycling solution available for customer-returned soft plastic packaging at Tesco

Envirotec Magazine

Over 900 Tesco stores now have collection points for plastic recycling. A new partnership between Tesco and packaging manufacturer Berry Global is now recycling soft plastic collected from customers at Tesco stores.

Reasons Why More Brands Are Moving Towards Sustainable Packaging

The Environmental Blog

Many people want to do their bit for the environment, and a lot of brands are getting on board with the idea too, especially in regard to the packaging they choose to use. So if you want them to stock and sell your products, you’ll need to comply with their sustainability targets.

US Plastics Pact 101

GreenBiz

US Plastics Pact 101. Plastics Pact and how are its signatories advancing a circular economy for plastics? Pact will work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. Others in the plastics value chain are welcome to join the U.S.

Sustainable Food and Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

Green Business Bureau

Conventional food production of the modern day, along with packaging and distribution, has been tied to environmental, societal and financial burdens in different parts of the world. Sustainable Food Sourcing Best Practices. Source from sustainable and ethical food providers.

Are businesses ready for the plastic packaging tax?

Envirotec Magazine

With less than a year to go until the Plastic Packaging Tax is introduced in the UK, a study by Veolia appears to show that 83% of businesses asked were NOT aware of the tax. Tim Duret, Director of Sustainable Technology, Veolia UK and Ireland says.

Sustainable Products and Packaging Checklist: 20 Tips Reduce Waste and Support a Circular Economy

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable products and packaging. If you’re a business providing goods, then our sustainable products and packaging checklist is the guide for you. But first, it’s important you understand the issues, and why product and packaging sustainability is important.

Biodegradable packaging could replace plastic food wrapping

Inhabitant

Scientists have developed a new plant-based coating for food that could replace plastic. The biodegradable coating is environmentally sustainable, but also a public health solution thanks to its antibacterial properties. The product comes in the form of a solution that is sprayed directly onto foods, protecting them from disease-causing microbes and from damage during transportation

Sustainable Packaging Materials Used For Everyday Goods

Green Living Guy

Every year, people around the globe dispose millions’ tons of packaging materials. Plastic wrappings on water bottles play a major role in the process of polluting our earth. Traditionally, there are plenty of environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging materials out there.

HP Sets Target to Reduce Single-use Plastic Packaging.

Green Living Guy

HP Sets Target to Reduce Single-use Plastic Packaging, Making Progress Toward Diversity Imperative! Sustainable Impact is HP’s commitment to create positive, lasting change for the planet. The post HP Sets Target to Reduce Single-use Plastic Packaging.

Plastic, paper or glass? What companies need to know about chemicals lurking in food packaging

EDF + Business

Now, more shoppers are becoming aware of another concern: Chemicals in food packaging that are winding up in our bodies. There’s a large and growing body of evidence around the prevalence of toxic chemicals in food packaging and the impact they’re having on human health.

Supporting Business in the Race to Create the World’s Most Sustainable Package

GreenBiz

Supporting Business in the Race to Create the World’s Most Sustainable Package. Fossil-based plastic production is still growing exponentially. Only 9% of all plastic is recycled and it can take hundreds of years to degrade.

"FORGO" plastic packaging with powder to liquid hand wash

Inhabitat - Innovation

Plastic containers line nearly every shelf of any health and beauty aisle. To tackle this earth-endangering practice, Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love set out to make personal care more sustainable with their first product in this endeavor, FORGO powdered hand soap

Sustainable Takeout Packaging: A Smart Choice for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

And with an increase of carryout from restaurants, comes an increase of plastics that will most likely end up in the garbage. In response, many restaurants need to look at new eco-friendly packaging options that instruct the consumer on how to properly dispose of it.

Are paper bottles a solution to reduce plastic waste?

GreenBiz

Brewing giant Carlsberg debuted new bottle prototypes made from sustainably sourced wood fibers, which it claims are fully bio-based and recyclable. Circular Economy Circular Packaging Design & Packaging

Sustainable Food and Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

Green Business Bureau

Conventional food production of the modern day, along with packaging and distribution, has been tied to environmental, societal and financial burdens in different parts of the world. Sustainable Food Sourcing Best Practices. Source from sustainable and ethical food providers.

Sustainable Packaging: Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly Options For Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Packaging: Customers Expect It. One of the biggest culprits of plastic and styrofoam pollution in the world is the packaging materials that companies use in shipping their products. Sustainable Packaging Materials.

Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals

GreenBiz

Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals. The initiatives are related to P&G's current sustainability goals introduced in 2018, Ambition 2030, which include a commitment to make its packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2030. . All paper, no plastic.

Food packaging will still be landfilled or incinerated without accelerated innovation

Envirotec Magazine

The study anticipates a shift from polymer-based to fibre-based packaging (pictured) by 2040. Today, food packaging is predominantly plastic and recycling rates are relatively low. Recycling rates for plastics are also projected to grow.

Does plastic have a future in packaging?

Business Green

The idea of only using sustainable packaging – eliminating waste, low carbon footprint, recyclable or compostable - seems easy enough, yet the reality for many businesses is more complex and dependent on the industry they work in. A lot of plastic is produced from fossil fuels.

The U.S. Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20

GreenBiz

Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20. recycling system had been a mess for far longer — seeing as the country never fully developed the infrastructure to recycle anywhere near the amount of plastic waste it produces.

The Wild West of plastic credits and offsets

GreenBiz

The Wild West of plastic credits and offsets. There’s a new kid on the block of sustainability claims being made by businesses: "plastic neutrality." Thanks to the rise in plastics pledges, an emerging and undefined market for plastic offsets is just beginning to take shape.

Innovative Alternatives to Plastic For a Plastic-Free Planet

The Environmental Blog

Plastic production has considerably increased since the early 1950s, researchers estimate that 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since then which is the equivalent to the weight of more than 800,000 Eiffel Towers.

EcoLuxe Products: Sustainable Bamboo Products to Help Reduce Plastic Waste and Encourage Sustainable Living

Green Business Bureau

is aiding the world in the fight against single-use plastic waste by offering a variety of biodegradable organic bamboo products for personal use, homes and businesses. EcoLuxe Products Inc.

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 announced

Envirotec Magazine

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 were announced on 23 June at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam. Building & Construction Product: SOLAR HEAT panels from recycled plastic by Montello spa & WET/Ecopixel srl.

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train

GreenBiz

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train. With new federal bills up for review and debate, and packaging being a bull’s eye, the status of packaging and recycling policy is in flux. We have glass, paper, plastics, rigid and flexible formats.

10 Eco-Friendly Packaging Alternatives for Your Business’s Shipping Needs

Green Business Bureau

One of the biggest culprits when it comes to an industry’s impact is packaging materials and accessories. This has led to a wave of innovative new eco-friendly alternatives from environmentally damaging packaging materials. BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING PEANUTS. CORNSTARCH PACKAGING.

Report unpacks challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink packaging systems

Envirotec Magazine

Environmental charity Hubbub is today (Tuesday 28 June) launching ‘Reuse Systems Unpacked’, a report uncovering the challenges and opportunities for reusable food and drink packaging systems.

Hotel Sustainability & Waste Management: Reducing Food, Water and Plastic Waste

Green Business Bureau

This article exposes the flawed system of waste management within hotels and provides practical solutions for reducing three prominent hotel wastes: food, water and plastic waste. Implement the 4-R’s for Plastic Waste Reduction.

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Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation and Greentown Labs Launch the KAITEKI Challenge, Reimagining Proteins, Plastics, and Packaging

Greentown Labs

Corporate partnership accelerator program seeks innovations from startups in alternative proteins, waste plastics recycling, and prevention of food loss and waste. MCHC’s businesses include bioplastics, plastic films and sheets, food ingredients, and healthcare, among many others.

How to make your business more sustainable

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is on everyone’s lips at the moment – thanks to The Sustainable Development Goals being rolled out across the world. Whether it’s for delivery, packaging or something else in your supply chain, are you able to find more local and sustainable partners?

Firms target hard to recycle plastic packaging reduction with biodegradable alternative

Envirotec Magazine

Packaging firm DS Smithand and Aquapak, a developer of biodegradable polymer, are teaming up to develop sustainable fibre based packaging solutions that they say will replace hard to recycle packaging made from combined materials such as cardboard and plastic.

A new tool can help companies create safe and sustainable packaging, driving the circular economy forward

EDF + Business

Last week, Walmart announced the launch of the Circular Connector, a new tool that will help brands access safer, environmentally sustainable packaging options. Investors and customers are pushing companies to set more ambitious goals for reusable, toxic-free packaging.

6 Ways You Can Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Green Living Guy

Packaging People are more likely to live a greener lifestyle if more […]. More approaches for businesses to aid the environment should be considered. Almost every form of business can contribute something; all we need to do is dig a little deeper.