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? Recycling takes center stage. Recycling.

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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. Only 9% of all plastic is recycled and it can take hundreds of years to degrade. Recycling is critical, but the world cannot rely on that alone.

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 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.

Sustainable Takeout Packaging: A Smart Choice for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Almost half of Americans say that it is difficult to recycle properly , so this means most of the plastic containers from take-out orders are actually being sent to a landfill. Why should restaurant owners look into sustainable packaging in the first place? Recyclable.

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.

Eco-friendly Boxes for Packaging and Shipping

Green Business Bureau

If you’re a committed green business looking for eco-friendly ways to package your product, then you’ll be delighted to know the market is growing with boxing and shipping options that are reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, and made from recycled material.

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. Recycling and ReuseMixed waste feedstock.

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

Green Business Bureau

The concept of “cradle-to-cradle” — taking responsibility for a product’s impact from the sourcing of the materials to its ultimate disposal — is also becoming increasingly popular. One of the biggest culprits when it comes to an industry’s impact is packaging materials and accessories.

Rocket Industrial: A Packaging Distribution Company Tackling Our Global Waste Crisis

Green Business Bureau

Rocket Industrial helps organizations reduce waste with their innovative packaging solutions. ? The business offers unique solutions to help organizations package economically, use less material, demand less energy, and ultimately produce less waste.

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. Recycling and Reuse

How To Incorporate Sustainable Materials Into Your Everyday Life

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is a practice that can and should be implemented routinely and faithfully in everyone’s life. The Recycled Content certification (highlighted above) is an endorsement that SCS Global Services offers businesses to promote their sustainable practices.

Here's how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging

GreenBiz

Here's how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging. If you’ve ever drank juice from a carton package, it may have been supplied by Tetra Pak, a multinational food processing and packaging company. One of its ambitions is to deliver “packages made entirely from renewable and/or recycled materials that are fully recyclable,” according to the company site.

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. Recycling and Reuse

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste

GreenBiz

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste. More precautions have meant more PPE, which usually has come in contact with biological matter that causes management challenges for recycling facilities. The packaging conundrum. Packaging.

Heinz to package ketchup in recyclable paper bottles

AGreenLiving

Food and beverage giant Heinz announced that it will be launching a new sustainable paper package for its ketchup. In partnership with sustainable packaging company Pulpex, the two will launch the world’s first ketchup packaged in 100% recyclable bottles.

The Return on Investment (ROI) of Sustainable Business

Green Business Bureau

The ROI Of Sustainability in Business. There is general consensus among business leaders and investors that business success today requires a commitment to sustainability. The Financial Risk of Not Being Sustainable. The Business Case for Sustainability Programs.

Recycled components and plastic-free packaging: Samsung powers up 2025 sustainability plan

Business Green

Firm launches new Galaxy for the Planet sustainability platform in bid to help deliver on tech giant's environmental goals. All Samsung phones are to feature recycled materials from 2025, the company has pledged as part of a new set of wide-ranging sustainability targets.

Compliance scheme’s EPR report shows the scale of change for packaging waste producers

Envirotec Magazine

With only a week left for industry to respond to the consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging Waste , the UK’s largest compliance scheme, Valpak, has released detailed modelling for a range of the proposed options. Recycling and Reuse

Sustainability Efforts Trending in 2022

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

As we kick off a new year, it’s a good time to take a look at what is trending in the world of sustainability. It’s highly likely that the demand for sustainable products by consumers will make their production mandatory in the next few years.

Supply Chain Sustainability: Your 20-Tip Guide to Creating A Sustainable Supply Chain

Green Business Bureau

Supply chain sustainability is crucial for creating a green business. With this in mind, you can use this Green Business Bureau article as your checklist guide for supply chain sustainability. In this guide, we give you 20 tips on how you can create a more sustainable supply chain.

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021

GreenBiz

20 C-suite sustainability champions for 2021. These 20 C-suite executives have steered their companies forward through much disruption, providing inspiration for the possibilities of advancing sustainability, social responsibility and circular business models — sometimes all at once.

Humble Activewear: Sustainable Women’s Activewear Combats Fashion Waste

Green Business Bureau

While it can take up to 6 weeks for customers to receive their purchase, this slow fashion method of production ensures product quality, preserves the world’s virgin materials and is a major cost-saver for fashion brands. “Connection with Nature and Environmental Stewardship”.

More pieces of IKEA's sustainability puzzle come together

GreenBiz

More pieces of IKEA's sustainability puzzle come together. That's one of the challenges we've identified that we feel like we can make a big impact on within our whole strategy," said Jenn Keesson, sustainability manager at IKEA U.S. .

Safer food packaging is possible. Easy first steps companies can take now.

EDF + Business

Food packaging performs a lot of functions. A variety of materials and their underlying chemicals make this possible, but there are potential adverse impacts. These chemicals can also unintentionally wind up in food or food packaging from sources earlier on in the supply chain.

Waitrose and Riverford hail progress in driving down plastic packaging

Business Green

Supermarket Waitrose and veg box delivery service Riverford have both today announced progress in cutting down on single-use plastics, shifting instead to recycled packaging materials and compostable alternatives.

Collaboration can pave the way for a more sustainable and resilient food and packaging industry

Business Green

At the same time, it has never been more important for the food and beverage industry to be more sustainable and more resilient. In the food industry, there are increasingly close ties being built between food manufacturers, packaging companies, start-ups and academia.

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Aldi pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

Business Green

Aldi has committed to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses in the UK by 2025, a move it estimates will prevent 74,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from reaching supermarket shelves. Aldi said it would work with suppliers to remove the equivalent of 2.2

Crisps, chocolate and cheese brands under fire for wasteful packaging

Business Green

finds swathes of major snack brands come in hard to recycle packaging with unclear labeling for consumers. Pringles crisps, Cadbury's chocolate and Babybel cheese are among the snack brands named and shamed for wasteful packaging in a new Which? Investigation by Which?

Food companies should know what’s in the packaging. Here’s why.

EDF + Business

By Tom Neltner This is the fourth in a series evaluating the challenges in single-use food packaging waste. Recently, we recommended a series of steps that companies can take to address EDF’s top-ten list of chemicals of concern in the food supply, including setting new packaging specifications, verifying compliance, and tracking progress. The reason why is simple—the packaging supply chain can be especially opaque, and we strive to minimize frustrations when we make suggestions.

Restaurant Sustainability: 8 Tips On How to Run an Eco Friendly Restaurant

Green Business Bureau

What Is Restaurant Sustainability? If you own a restaurant, it’s time to get serious about sustainability. Restaurant sustainability refers to the process of making a restaurant more eco-friendly and socially responsible. Business benefits of restaurant sustainability.

DS Smith launches new circular principles for packaging design

Business Green

Packaging giant hopes that its new principles will cut waste, boost the amount of reyclable packaging materials on the market and address a widespread confusion among consumers over what types of packaging are recyclable.

Environmental Sustainability in the Beauty Industry: Key Areas For Beauty Brands to Tackle

Green Business Bureau

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY. Beauty is an industry that gets a bad rap when it comes to sustainability. So, if you’re a beauty or personal care brand, where do you start to tackle your sustainability goals? MINIMIZING PACKAGING WASTE.

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging

AGreenLiving

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging Cheryl Baldwin Mon, 06/15/2020 – 00:00 This article is sponsored by Pure Strategies. Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corporate sustainability. Then the pandemic hit, and the market changed — characterized by higher demand for single-use packages and bags, and lower availability of recycled materials. Designing recyclable packages begins with using recyclable materials.

Sanikind kickstarts refillable hand sanitizer bottle project

AGreenLiving

Enter Sanikind, a sustainable solution for portable and conveniently refillable hand sanitizer. When sprays run out, simply refill the one-ounce container with more sanitizer from the endlessly recyclable aluminum refill bottle.

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Sustainable Vineyards and Wineries: A Getting Started Guide For Businesses

Green Business Bureau

Vineyard and Winery Sustainability . Vineyard and winery owners need to get more serious about sustainability and minimize their impact on the environment. . What Is A Sustainable Vineyard and Winery. Sustainable Vineyard and Winery Terms To Understand.

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Biodegradable mushroom packaging makes Seedlip gifts special

AGreenLiving

In an effort to help reduce food packaging waste, non-alcoholic spirit company Seedlip is introducing a Mycelium Gift Pack wrapped in biodegradable mushroom packaging. This fully bio-contributing material is also biodegradable, recyclable and compostable.

P&G to ramp up recycled plastic in its packaging with five-year Viridor deal

Business Green

Agreement will see recycling firm Viridor supply consumer goods giant with recycled plastic for use in its packaging. Our investment in sophisticated recycling infrastructure will not end here.

The Return on Investment (ROI) of Sustainable Business

Green Business Bureau

The Business Case for Sustainability. There is general consensus among business leaders and investors that business success today requires a commitment to sustainability. ROI and Sustainability go hand in hand, as many sustainable business practices save money by themselves.

Should you swap plastic for aluminum packaging? It's complicated

Business Green

Jesse Klein explores how some leading businesses are navigating the complex choices that shape efforts to deliver more sustainable packaging. But it might not be the sustainability silver bullet companies are counting on, according to industry experts. From recycling to reusing.

Sustainable Guide for Marina Owners and Operators: Getting Started

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Marinas. Marina owners need to become more sustainable. This article discusses the major green initiatives a marina can implement to become more sustainable. In order for a marina to become sustainable they must consider: Recycling shrink wrap.

Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Product Packaging For Your Business

Ecotech

of all packaging waste produced from 1994 to 2012 ended up in landfills. With the rise of the publics’ awareness of various environmental issues, many companies have started to opt for eco-friendly packaging as they recognize the importance of sustainability and minimizing their environmental impact. If you’re still not sure if this is the right move for you, here are a few reasons why you should choose eco-friendly product packaging for your business.