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Latest trends on sustainable packaging: innovation, materials, environmental issues
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KFC to offer edible coffee cups

KFC to offer edible coffee cups | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
The 'Scoff-ee Cup' will be the UK's first edible coffee cup - but how on earth does it work?
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Edible cups: another way of sustainability.

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One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done

One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, one-third of the food we grow is lost or wasted. We can do better.
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This article leaves us wondering: the new step for sustainable packaging could it be to find solutions to re-package food to avoid to reach such amount of waste?

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Zero-Waste with Plantable Packaging

Zero-Waste with Plantable Packaging | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Some years ago, somewhere in the background of the packaging battle-field, the zero-waste packaging movement was seeing the light of the day. On the face of it, eliminating packaging can only be a ...
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The new trend: Plantable packaging

Reusing the packaging to make flowers and plants grow and ending-up end-up with zero packaging.

A nice story of packaging,  don't you think?

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Intelligent Sustainability - Packaging Today

What is Amcor's approach to sustainability?Our sustainability strategy is delivered through a framework set out across five focus areas: Environment, Community, Workplace, Marketplace and Economy. As one of the world's largest packaging...
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The approach to sustainability from one of the biggest packaging group in the world

Life cycle assessment being the main tool used to consider the overall impact on environment of packaging, when will all produced packaging display their LCA, along with their properties  and price? 

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Improved Recycling Performance for Aluminium Closures

Improved Recycling Performance for Aluminium Closures | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Aluminium closures are mainly used for wine, spirits, water and olive oil. The advantage of aluminium closures is that they can be collected either together with the mixed packaging fraction or alon
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Thanks to an early separation in the recycling packaging process, aluminium closures are probably the world's most recycled closures in the wine and spirit sectors.

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Amcor joins Coke, Ball, and Sonoco in packaging recycling group

Amcor joins Coke, Ball, and Sonoco in packaging recycling group | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
The packaging giant has signed onto The Recycling Partnership, a group of food, beverage, and package firms dedicated to increase US recycling rates.
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Another packaging giant into the Recycling Partnership

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Explainer: What is a circular economy?

Explainer: What is a circular economy? | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
The concept of the circular economy has left the realm of academic theory and entered the world of business. The price of natural resources and materials is soaring, and in response to volatile markets…
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Interesting overview of what is already being made regarding circular economy and what needs to be done...

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World's First Recyclable Paper Cup Set to Hit UK Streets

World's First Recyclable Paper Cup Set to Hit UK Streets | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
The world’s first recyclable paper cup is about to hit the streets in the United Kingdom – sparking the potential to keep large amounts of waste out of landfills.
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Carton recycling to hit 55% of US households

Carton recycling to hit 55% of US households | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Just in time for Earth Day, the Carton Council of North America has announced the number of US households with access to carton recycling jumped by 1m in the first quarter of 2014.
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These figures show that these recycling good rates are led by state waste programs: when no efforts are made by public authorities, households will be still struggling with recycling issues.

 

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Natura Cosmeticos gets a sustainability makeover

Natura Cosmeticos gets a sustainability makeover | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
The Brazilian makeup giant is working hard to confront the environmental issues that come from fast international growth. 
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Interesting article on how a company, leader of sustainability, has to deal with rising environmental issues due to fast international growth.

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Is It Actually Possible To Make Bottled Water Eco-Friendly?

Is It Actually Possible To Make Bottled Water Eco-Friendly? | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
The Treeson is a new brand of bottled water made from plant-based plastic that can be later burned for energy. But is it just greenwashing?
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A well-thought review of a so-called eco-friendly packaging. Is it really?

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Print and Paper Myths and Facts

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Facts on paper: what do you think?

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FoodBev.com | News | Carlsberg to develop next-generation packaging for upcycling

FoodBev.com | News | Carlsberg to develop next-generation packaging for upcycling | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Carlsberg and selected global suppliers have joined forces 'to rethink the design and production of packaging material'.
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The success of sustainability can only work if cooperation exists between markets players: suppliers, customers, public authorities and consumers. Carlsberg's initiative has to be followed.

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Plastics-to-oil could add $9B to U.S. economy | Greener Package

Plastics-to-oil could add $9B to U.S. economy | Greener Package | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
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Interesting new approach to sustainability: let's reverse the process and transform plastic to oil.

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5 Types of Consumer Reactions Sustainability Leaders Need to Understand Better | Sustainable Brands

5 Types of Consumer Reactions Sustainability Leaders Need to Understand Better | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
One of the quickest shortcuts to getting desired buy-in for sustainability is by communicating, convincingly, how things would play out in the face of consumers. How would they react to a new sustainability-driven initiative or product? How would they compare it to previous work or work by other brands? Would this new business model make enough sense to people? What would Generation Z say? Here are five types of consumer reactions that sustainability leaders would be wise to understand deeply.
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Time to think of a way of measuring the impact on consumers.

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Tetra Pak unleashes plant power with ‘world’s first’ 100% bio-based carton

Tetra Pak unleashes plant power with ‘world’s first’ 100% bio-based carton | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Tetra Pak claims to have harnessed the power of plants by launching the world’s first milk carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.
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New step in bio-based packaging made by Tetra Pack and its partner, the biopolymer produced Braskem

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Plastics Today

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#Recycling for #PET packaging has reached 31% in the US in 2013, +0.4% from 2012.

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Cider maker achieves 18% reduction in packaging weight | Packaging World

A redesigned glass bottle from U.K. company Thatchers Cider includes design touches that increase shelf appeal and offers an 18% reduction in...
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Big costs savings brought by packaging reduction

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Packaging Materials, Equipment, and News | Packaging Digest

Packaging Materials, Equipment, and News | Packaging Digest | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
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Still a long way to go before #packaging reaches its optimum recycling rate
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Good product, bad package: top sustainable packaging mistakes

Good product, bad package: top sustainable packaging mistakes | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Making packaging more sustainable is more complicated than it may appear. Here are some challenges exemplified by common household products
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A global of view of the sustainability efforts needed to be made by companies and customers

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20 Creative Sustainable Packaging Design Examples

20 Creative Sustainable Packaging Design Examples | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Sustainable packaging design offers some of the richest design pickings on the web, holding everything from lightbulbs to grass
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Creative sustainable packaging design made from paper-based products.
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Coatings protect from mineral oil residues in recycled fibres

Coatings protect from mineral oil residues in recycled fibres | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it

Recycled fibres in paper packaging can contain mineral oil residues but coatings can protect foods from these substances, according to BASF.

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Recycled fibres in paper packaging can contain mineral oil residues: BASF developed barrier coatings made from polymers to prevent migration in dry food packaging.

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‘Pulp fact not fiction!’ PepsiCo files global paper bottle patent

‘Pulp fact not fiction!’ PepsiCo files global paper bottle patent | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
PepsiCo recently filed a patent describing a method for making beverage bottles from paper fibers, although it does not reveal which beverage applications might suit the package.
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A PepsiCo's bottle made from paper soon to be on shelf?

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FoodBev.com | News | Aluminium industry's sustainability criteria open for public consultation

FoodBev.com | News | Aluminium industry's sustainability criteria open for public consultation | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
Industry representatives including Nespresso, Audi, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetra Pak have put forward criteria for a global standard for sustainable aluminium production.
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“Need for sustainable and eco-friendly packaging is increasing” | Modern Plastics & Polymers

“Need for sustainable and eco-friendly packaging is increasing” | Modern Plastics & Polymers | Sustainable Packaging Trends | Scoop.it
…says Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director, Uflex Ltd. In an exclusive interview he shares future vision of the company and the outlook for the flexible packaging industry in India and globally.
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The plastic packaging in India is growing at about 20-25% per year with an increase toward sustainability and eco-friendliness.

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ashok chaturvedi uflex's curator insight, October 8, 2015 2:59 AM

Ashok Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director, Uflex Ltd. In an exclusive interview he shares future vision of the company and the outlook for the flexible packaging industry in India and globally.