The aluminum and glass industries are working to recycle more containers and increase the amount of recycled content in containers. To reach their goals, trade groups support various tactics including increased public education, on-premise recycling initiatives, improved curbside collection practices, expanded state beverage container deposit programs and mandatory recycling programs or landfill bans. "We are prepared to embrace all measures that efficiently and cost-effectively improve glass re
Recycled and Renewable Resins Sources Continue To Evolve, Changes to California's RPPC Coming
How to become sustainable? Check on your packaging. But be sure to work on the balance of environmental characteristics, such as recyclability, recycled content, source reduction, renewable materials, compostability/biodgegradability and reusability, with functionality and cost. Consider, too, your customer base. Depending upon your product, they may have above-average knowledge about sustainability.
Check out our latest issue of Sustainability Times! Read about packaging using recycled content, including Method Product's package conversion to 100% RPET and Evian Natural Spring Water adding recycled content to packaging; panel-less design encourge glass-to-PET conversions; lightweight closure options; compostable labels; biodegradable PET and more.
Everyone loves sustainable packaging. How could anyone not embrace it? It would be like being against apple pie or motherhood. The problem is, there’s little understanding, even among packaging professionals, about what sustainable is. Some emphasize material from renewable sources like corn or wood; others favor recyclable materials; still others advocate recycled content. It makes it really tough to design the most sustainable package.
Sustainability Times is TricorBraun's newsletter providing the latest news and information about sustainability efforts in the packaging industry, including bio-resins, national and global recycling efforts and legislation.