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.

 
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!

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 14: PCR vs. PIR

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

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 28: Be Aware of Bioplastics

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

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!

August 11: Sustainable Solutions for Medical Packaging

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

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!

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 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 29: Walmart Project Gigaton

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

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!