Oct 23, 2022
Pack Expo - Chicago, IL
 
 
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Oct 6, 2022
 
What Happened to Green Plastic Bottles?
 

Why are companies moving away from green plastic bottles? In a milestone precedent, Coca-Cola is going away from green PET, switching to clear PET. In the coming months, Sprite, Seagrams, Fresca, and Mellow Yellow will no longer reside in their iconic green bottles but instead found in clear ones [1]. Many may wonder why they […]

 
 
 
Sep 29, 2022
 
Walmart Project Gigaton
 

What are Walmart’s sustainability goals, and are you ready for them? To boost sustainability, Walmart has enacted Project Gigaton*, and effort to reduce one billion tons of greenhouse gases by 2030 by placing responsibility on their suppliers [1]. Walmart aligned the project with the Paris Agreement’s 2-degree Celsius warming scenario and consulted with different environmental […]

 
 
 
Sep 22, 2022
 
Plastic, Aluminum, Glass, and Paper
 

Why is plastic so bad? Sustainable packaging has been on the minds of consumers much more now than it has been in the past as 37% of consumers are making sustainability a priority when it comes to purchasing products and brands [1]. Contrary to what many people believe, there are many different factors into what […]

 
 
 
Sep 15, 2022
 
American Recycling System
 

How the current recycling system doesn’t work, and how to fix it. The recycling of plastic in America is a significant issue, with rates reaching a peak of 8.7% in 2018 and only going down since then [1]. The decrease in recycling rates is due to several things, but it all comes down to how […]

 
 
 
Sep 8, 2022
 
Invention of the Blister Box
 

How do we Engineer more Sustainable Packaging? Like in other industries, packaging has undergone many changes throughout the years based on customer wants and needs and the development of new technologies. Customers are focusing on sustainability more vigorously; in response, companies are changing production to make themselves more sustainable, and packaging companies are no different. […]

 
 
 
Aug 11, 2022
 
Sustainable Solutions for Medical Packaging
 

How to Practice Sustainability with Restrictions By Catherine Haub Plastics play an important role in the medical industry, especially since the invention of blister packaging back in the 60s. It can be found in many major medical devices such as prosthetics, portable medical devices, hearing aids, and so much more due to its versatility [1]. Without […]