This issue covers recycling program efforts, lightweight bottles and jars, biodegradable packaging, packaging material changes and other sustainable efforts.
This issue covers packaging changes to lightweight containers, supply and consumption of RPET, recycled HPDE, Glass Recycle Day and other recycling concerns.
Are degradable additives for PET really ‘greener’? Widespread adoption of containers consisting of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with degradable additives may pose more risks than benefits, according to the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Sonoma, CA, the trade organization for the PET packaging industry.
A growing number of brand owners and packaging suppliers are improving products and processes to minimize their environmental impact. Actions include setting and updating sustainability goals, improving the sustainability profile of their packaging, reducing solid waste generation, greenhouse gas emissions and consumption of water and power, supporting environmental organizations and adopting corporate social responsibility initiatives to improve the plight of the neediest among us.
With polypropylene (PP) packaging often excluded from municipal recycling programs, several firms have banded together to collect and use the material.