Placon is a pioneer in post-consumer recycled solutions and leads the way in helping companies create responsible packaging. Placonomics articles will serve to educate and create conversations around the progress to a circular economy in packaging.

 
January 19: The Environmental Savings Calculator

In this blog, we discuss one way we help our customers track their impact with our Environmental Savings Calculator!

January 12: Say Goodbye to Single Use Plastics

In this blog, we discuss what can replace single use plastics in order to fit with a circular economy!

January 5: Chemical Recycling

In this blog, we discuss what chemical recycling is and how it may be the new way of recycling in the future!

December 22: Supply Chain Sustainability

In this blog, we discuss how important a sustainable supply chain is to consumers and a few ways producers can change their own to be more sustainable!

December 15: Can You Sell Plastic in California?

In this blog, we discuss legislation that California has passed this year in regard to plastic packaging and what it means for producers!

December 8: Plastic Neutrality

In this blog, we discuss what plastic neutrality means and what companies can do to be more plastic neutral!

December 1: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

In this blog, we discuss the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and how companies can use them as a guide for their sustainability goals!

November 17: Carbon Footprint and Carbon Neutrality

In this blog, we discuss what these terms mean and how they relate to the world of plastic!

November 10: Worldwide PVC Bans

In this blog, we discuss countries around the world are banning PVC, why they are doing so, and what it means for producers!

November 3: Manufacturing PCR

In this blog, we discuss how we turn old PET bottles and thermoforms into material to make our products!

October 27: Circular Economy: Making the World Go Round and Round!

In this blog, we discuss what a circular economy is and how it can be applied to the world of plastics!

October 20: Extended Producer Responsibility

In this blog, we discuss what Extended Producer Responsibility means and how these new laws can affect producers!

October 13: The 7 Types of Plastic

In this blog, we discuss what the different types of plastic are, and how to identify which plastic is which!

October 6: What Happened to Green Plastic Bottles

In this blog, we discuss Coca-Cola’s decision to phase out the green bottles for their iconic drinks!

September 29: Walmart Project Gigaton

In this blog, we discuss how Walmart is combating climate change with Project Gigaton, and how producers can get involved!

September 22: Plastic, Aluminum, Glass, and Paper

In this blog, we compare the environmental effects each packaging type has, and discuss plastics reputation when it comes to sustainability!

September 15: The American Recycling System

In this blog, we discuss the issues with the current recycling system, and things we should do to try to fix it!

September 8: Invention of the BlisterBox

In this blog, we discuss the history of the BlisterBox, beginning with where it all started and including how we were able to create a more sustainable yet effective packaging solution!

August 11: Sustainable Solutions for Medical Packaging

In this blog, we discuss ways to practice sustainability when it comes to making medical packaging!

August 4: Extending Food Shelf-Life

In this blog, we discuss the damage of food waste and how plastic can help reduce the amount of food wasted, benefitting everyone!

July 28: Be Aware of Bioplastics

In this blog, we discuss how bioplastics may not be as eco-friendly as we previously thought!

July 21: Flexible vs. Rigid Plastic

In this blog, we explain the differences between flexible and rigid plastics, how to dispose of them, and which is better for the environment!

July 14: PCR vs. PIR

In this blog, we talk about theĀ  differences between post-consumer and post-industrial recycled plastic!

July 7: Are You Ready For New State Recycling Mandates?

In this blog, we talk about what new regulations are coming down the pipeline and how you can prepare for them!

JULY 5: Am I Susceptible to Greenwashing?

In this blog, we explain what greenwashing looks like in the PET thermoforming world and how you can spot it!