Developing Sustainable Packaging in the Food and Beverage Industry

U.S. Green Technology

Sustainable packaging is and will continue to be a pressing issue in today’s society. There are concerns regarding the packaging industry’s processes — using fossil fuel resources is unsustainable and more companies are looking into viable alternatives.

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? Used packages need to be recycled.

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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.

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.

Episode 198: About those SDGs, Kashi chats up Dow's packaging design studio

GreenBiz

Plus, how technology can be a tool for sustainability innovation. Circular Economy Circular Packaging Podcast Sustainable Development Goals / SDGs

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.

Gillette's Jeff Greene on the latest consumer trends for sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

Pete May, Co-Founder & Board Member at GreenBiz, interviewed Jeff Greene, R&D Technical Director of Sustainable Packaging at Gillette, during Circularity 21 (June 15-17, 2021). This video is sponsored by Gillette. View archived videos from the conference here: [link

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.

Climate considerations: Aligning packaging and carbon commitments

GreenBiz

Climate considerations: Aligning packaging and carbon commitments. How can circular packaging solutions align with and advance carbon reduction goals, and how should companies balance these commitments? Luana Pinheiro, Sustainability Transformation Manager - Americas, Tetra Pak.

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. But how do we develop sustainable packaging solutions that protect food safety and availability everywhere, while living up to critical environmental and climate commitments?

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.

Unpacking Packaging: The Nuances of Material Health

GreenBiz

Unpacking Packaging: The Nuances of Material Health. How can businesses balance material health, regulatory compliance and public perception when selecting packaging materials? Nina Goodrich, Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

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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 Materials Used For Everyday Goods

Green Living Guy

Every year, people around the globe dispose millions’ tons of packaging materials. Traditionally, there are plenty of environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging materials out there. All of this disposed garbage influences pollution our environment.

Sustainable Takeout Packaging: A Smart Choice for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

In response, many restaurants need to look at new eco-friendly packaging options that instruct the consumer on how to properly dispose of it. Sustainable packaging is not only better for the environment, but it’s better for your brand image and might even save you some money.

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. . Design & Packaging.

How Keurig Dr Pepper is increasing its packaging recyclability

GreenBiz

How Keurig Dr Pepper is increasing its packaging recyclability. One of the goals of the platform was to convert all packaging to recyclable or compostable formats by 2025, while increasing the use of recycled content. . In 2019, Keurig Dr Pepper launched its Drink Well. Do Good.

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. Businesses need to become more sustainable and shift to more eco friendly packaging.

Fungi-inspired companies could play a new role in sustainability

GreenBiz

From packaging to ecosystem rehabilitation, mycelium — the root structure of mushrooms — has a lot to offer. Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Food Systems Innovation packaging Technology

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 do not want to see this packaging released into nature.

Biodegradable mushroom packaging makes Seedlip gifts special

Inhabitat - Innovation

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. Mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, creates a durable and sustainable packaging alternative for the upcoming holiday season

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal

GreenBiz

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal. Only 10 percent of companies are integrating sustainability metrics into 10-K filings, according to SASB. She said Etsy is also interested in digging into the circular packaging space. 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.

Customers expect sustainable options. How are you delivering?

GreenBiz

Sponsored: How goods are packaged is driving consumer purchasing decisions. Circular Economy Belantara Foundation Bio Economy Commitments & Goals Design & Packaging Forestry Sponsored Supply Chain

UK supermarket launches reusable packaging initiative

Envirotec Magazine

Tesco has launched a new system that allows its customers to buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable and durable packaging.

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. Green Packaging Group.

Packaging expert welcomes the CMA Green Claims Code

Envirotec Magazine

Packaging data specialist, ecoveritas , has called on the print and packaging sectors to take ‘a more targeted and action-led’ approach to sustainability, following the publishing of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Green Claims Code.

Managing packaging perceptions vs. realities for a truly circular future

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Marketing & Communication Recycling Speaking SustainablyA coffee company's wake-up call from the circular economy.

The world has a packaging problem — a new tool gives companies the ability to fix it

EDF + Business

billion tons of plastic had been generated globally as of 2017, almost half of which is single-use plastic packaging. For companies, growing attention and concerns about the environmental and health impacts of packaging can put their reputation on the line. Roughly 8.3

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.

8 Sustainable Practices Public Events Should Observe

The Environmental Blog

On the bright side, you can shift to hosting sustainable and befitting events! As the event industry moves toward promoting sustainability, some event planners managed to come up with ways to integrate sustainable practices into their events.

Tips for Planning Your Next Sustainable Event

The Environmental Blog

If you’re interested in the prevention of global warming , you might buy things that have recycled content or that have reduced packaging. There are a lot of ways to be more sustainable. The post Tips for Planning Your Next Sustainable Event appeared first on The Environmental Blog.

Amazing Ways To Make The Cannabis Industry More Sustainable

Green Living Guy

How do you ensure that the cannabis industry becomes more sustainable? The post Amazing Ways To Make The Cannabis Industry More Sustainable appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Teaching Small Children About the Importance of Sustainable Living

The Environmental Blog

Among them, those related to sustainable living. The following are five ways to teach your children to be more sustainable: Spend Time Together in Nature. Show them how to look for food that doesn’t have unnecessary plastic packaging.

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. Our packages offer a lower carbon footprint when compared to other alternatives.”.

Initiative launches to help recycle cosmetics samples packaging

Envirotec Magazine

An apparent industry-first initiative aims to help beauty influencers and media recycle empty packaging and containers produced every month from beauty samples and cosmetic tester pots. The beauty industry alone produces more than 120 billion units of packaging globally (Zerowaste, 2020).

The power of digital packaging

Business Green

Brands have a powerful field of influence on sustainability, and digital packaging innovation offers a chance to lead by example, according to Jose 'Pepe' Gorbea from HP Graphic Arts. The packaging problem. But packaging is necessary.

3 x Household Products That Need To Be Sustainable

The Environmental Blog

How many things can you see that could definitely do with a sustainable upgrade? I bet you’ve found quite a few, but here are 3 household products that need to be sustainable. Their toilet roll arrives in plastic-free packaging, too. Sustainability household Products sustainabl

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

GreenBiz

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste. That includes packaging scraps, chicken litter (which includes bird excrement, feathers and materials used for bedding), oils and personal protective equipment worn by the workers. The packaging conundrum.

Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails

GreenBiz

Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails. 7 tips for companies developing reusable packaging. ESG values and a sustainable future. How leading companies, including Microsoft, approach audacious sustainability goals.

'ACE' sustainability roadmap targets waste and emissions from beverage packaging

Business Green

A new roadmap seeking to guide the packaging industry towards a sustainable future was published today, with a view to embedding circularity and sustainable sourcing as standard throughout the beverage packaging supply chain.

Consortium shows new market potential for recyclates from flexible packaging

Envirotec Magazine

A new Quality Recycling Process (QRP) for flexible packaging, from CEFLEX (a consortium of European firms working on flexible packaging recycling) and its stakeholders, appears to demonstrate the viability of high value applications for recycled polymers from a mechanical recycling process.

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.