The corrugated industry regularly evaluates its environmental footprint by commissioning third-party, peer-reviewed, ISO-compliant life cycle assessments (LCAs) to objectively assess corrugated packaging’s impact on the environment.
Which Produce Container System is Better for the Environment?
June 1, 2019
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) has released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact from extraction of raw materials to end-of-life for corrugated containers and reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for transport and display of fresh produce.
A survey released by sustainability specialists Empauer and BtoB communications firm, Adduco Communications, reveals how global packaging industry professionals feel about sustainability, and raises questions about the industry’s preparedness to both implement and measure sustainability practices now and in the future.
The sustainability movement grew up and out of smaller companies that prioritized environmental responsibility in catering to niche consumer preferences. Now, sustainability features prominently in the brand promises and cost saving strategies made by food manufacturers of all sizes. So, how does a budding food manufacturer looking to scale up from a retail or small production operation begin to tackle sustainability? Three packaging professionals provide their advice for an environmentally responsible scale-up strategy.
Without a doubt, plastics bring many benefits, and society as we know it would not be able to work without them. But it is becoming increasingly evident that the current, linear plastics system is broken.
UPM Raflatac, a global leader in the production of self-adhesive labeling solutions, has reinforced its commitment to building a more sustainable world by joining the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC).
In response to growing demand for more sustainable, case-ready packaging for fresh red meat and poultry, Sealed Air recently expanded its line of Cryovac® Darfresh vacuum-packaging technologies as part of a strategic alliance using Harpak-ULMA’s Mondini Trave® tray-sealing technology.
This issue of Packaging Strategies highlights alcohol consumption trends during coronavirus including social media engagement; how to get the best pricing for your business and your customers; when and how to automate your packaging line; a jerky snack brand redesign; the importance of flexible packaging; and the tipping point in eCommerce.