Business Management - Sustainability
BillerudKorsnäs has announced the launch of a new life cycle assessment tool that shows the impact of packaging, including its carbon dioxide emissions and water consumption.
INX International has revealed its latest solution for sustainability and recyclability in the label market. Genesis GS washable inks meet the guidelines of the Association of Plastic Recyclers for recycling PET bottles with shrink sleeves.
C-P Flexible Packaging has launched C-P GreenStream, a line of sustainable flexible packaging solutions designed to reduce the amount of material entering the waste stream. The new line utilizes recycled, recyclable, and compostable materials; downgauged materials; and materials from renewable resources.
Constantia Flexibles has announced it has been selected as one of 50 global companies to take part in an international sustainability and climate initiative, initiated by the TBD Media Group.
With Earth Day around the corner, today's episode of POW! features a sustainable take on an item that has received some consumer backlash in recent years. World Centric's compostable straws are sure to speak to the eco-conscious consumer with a folding carton made from post-consumer recycled paperboard and subdued nature-focused graphics.
TLMI hosted a recent webinar highlighting the impact of extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs, a concept that encourages manufacturers to take responsibility for their products throughout the product life cycle.
TC Transcontinental has announced the creation of a recycling group within TC Transcontinental Packaging. Beginning this year, the group will purchase equipment for the purpose of converting flexible plastics recovered from sorting facilities and other commercial, industrial, and agricultural sources into recycled plastic granules.
Mintel has revealed two global packaging trends that will impact the industry in 2020. As consumers and brands continue to place a strong value on the environment, this year's trends both pertain to sustainability.
At Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Centerplate and PepsiCo partnered to make 100,000 cans of purified water available throughout the stadium. The transition from plastic to aluminum is evidence of brands beginning to follow through on their goals to reduce the amount of plastic used in their packaging. As this transition continues, printers will need to be ready to make their own adjustments.