Business Management - Sustainability
In today's episode of POW!, Sara demonstrates how Loop is shaking up the packaging world with its groundbreaking approach to waste reduction. Through its system of reusable packaging, Loop allows consumers, brands, and retailers to reduce single-use packaging waste and extend the lifecycle of a variety of packaging formats.
With an increasing call for more environmentally-friendly packaging options from customers and consumers, AWT Labels & Packaging has launched a new line of sustainable label and packaging materials. The 'Terrene' portfolio provides a variety of recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable options.
Paperboard packaging manufacturers across North America recently participated in the Trees Into Cartons, Cartons Into Trees (TICCIT) program, developed by the Paperboard Packaging Council. The educational program teaches young students about the sustainability attributes of paper and paperboard packaging.
In its 2018 Annual Report and State of the Campaign update, The Paper and Packaging Board highlights the progress that has been made in its How Life Unfolds campaign. The update includes statistics around consumers' desire for paper and paper-based packaging.
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials North America has expanded its portfolio include more than 500 FSC-certified products. This number will continue to grow as the company works to meet its sustainability sourcing goal: to source 100% certified claim paper products by the year 2025, 70% of which must be FSC-certified.
TC Transcontinental has won the entire Sustainable Packaging category at the 2019 PAC Canadian Leadership Awards. The winning entires included the Harney & Sons Fine Teas pouch and Les Aliments Jardi pouch, which are both 100% recyclable, multilayer barrier stand-up pouches.
DS Smith's North American expansion is set to continue with the opening of a new U.S. headquarters in Atlanta. The company has established a strong background of environmentally-focused initiatives in Europe, which it seeks to expand in North America as consumers desire more sustainability options in packaging.
As consumers continue to have sustainability as a top-of-mind priority for the products they buy, brands have had to consider their approach to packaging. The Dreaming Tree Wines is an example of a brand that has made environmentally-friendly packaging part of its mission, incorporating a recycled label stock and a lightweight bottle.
TLMI's Board of Directors announced that it has approved sustainability and leadership goals for both the association and its members. As part of the program, TLMI will quantify and report on ways in which members are showing commitment to environmental and social best practices.
As consumers continue to value an environmentally-friendly lifestyle, brands will seek out packaging providers to help them share a strong sustainability story. For package printers, it’s important to understand steps they can take toward a greener direction.