Canadian Packaging

Fabrication Sustainability

  • B.C. company using biodegradable PET

    March 15, 2011 by PIC staff

    redleaf water bottle can be composted or recycled

  • BASF reaches climate protection goal

    March 14, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    In its just published Report 2010, the Ludwigshafen, Germany-based entity BASF–the world’s leading chemical company–noted how it reached an important set goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent compared with 2002, so that the company reached its goal for 2020 for the first time.

  • Too fast for love?

    March 4, 2011 by George Guidoni, Editor Canadian Packaging

    Fast-food operators make an easy public target in these days of our collective anxiety over the alleged obesity epidemic sweeping through the nation’s schools and workplaces like some sort of a new Black Death plague for the 21st Century.

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    Coca-Cola and Heinz partner up in anticipation

    February 24, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Coca-Cola Company and H.J. Heinz Company today announced a strategic partnership that enables Heinz to produce its ketchup bottles using Coca-Cola’s breakthrough PlantBottle packaging. The partnership is an industry-first, and one that both companies hope others will follow to transform how food is packaged around the world.

  • Restaurant giant cutting back its packaging

    February 17, 2011 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Feeding the world is always a highly noble and worthy cause, but for the world’s largest restaurant operator Yum! Brands, Inc., of Louisville, Ky., doing so with a reduced environmental footprint is quickly becoming one of the company’s most prominent calling cards.

  • Sustainable packaging: eco-friendly and unbreakable

    January 17, 2011 by Article supplied by interpack 2011

    Sustainability is steadily gaining in importance for consumers as they want ethically and ecologically impeccable products, packaged in a resource-conserving manner that nevertheless ensures their perfect condition when purchased. This is a major challenge to packaging producers, as the industry wants to save on materials without compromising the stability of the packaging in any way.

  • United they stand

    November 12, 2010 by George Guidoni

    Packaging and retailing leaders embrace shared sustainability goals and vision

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    For crying out loud!

    November 11, 2010 by George Guidoni, Editor Canadian Packaging

    Making sustainable packaging really stick with North American consumers for the long haul was never going to be an easy proposition. But it suddenly looks like mission impossible in wake of a stunning about-face decision this month by Frito Lay

  • Eco-Pack Now

    October 20, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    MILK BAGS A BIG BOOST FOR PACKAGING REDUCTION Packaging milk in plastic bags is something that Canadian consumers have taken for granted for decades, but it is causing quite a sensation in the United Kingdom, with the country’s leading grocery

  • Going Green Has Lost Its Bloom

    August 12, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    In the just released 2010 Gibbs & Soell Sense & Sustainability Study surveying both American consumers and Fortune 1000 executives on corporate efforts to improve the health of the environment via sustainability practices, products and or services–sustainability isn’t very sustainable.

  • Unilever Wants Only Green Paper Packaging

    July 8, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    With a portfolio encompassing some 400 brands in 14 categories including home, personal care and food products, Unilever has committed to sourcing sustainable paper packaging materials. Unilever’s plan is to work with its suppliers to ensure that by 2015 it

  • ConAgra Foods To Reduce Packaging By 2015

    April 6, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Omaha, Nebraska-based ConAgra Foods, Inc.–one of N.A.’s leading food makers–has announced five aggressive sustainability goals to be achieved by 2015. The goals build on the company’s sustainability accomplishments, which began in a company-wide fashion in 1992 with the ConAgra Foods

  • Sustaining Sustainability

    March 25, 2010 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    It’s seems like we, as a society, tend to get away from our intended goals every once in a while… especially when things get rough financially. Being environmental is not a new topic. The first “official” wave of environmentalism was

  • Promo Binder: Handy Sustainability Primer

    June 8, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Learning all the ins and outs of packaging sustainability can be a daunting task, but thanks to the recently-published EcoCare Resource Binder from The Central Group of Mississauga, Ont., users of corrugated packaging can have most of urgent questions about

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    Canadian Packaging Dia-blogue – PACKEX Toronto

    May 11, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Though the numbers are not yet in from the PACKEX Toronto 2009 trade show held at the International Center this May 5-7, positive comments from the majority of exhibitors deem it a highly successful event. With a different venue, excellent

  • Pregis Pledges To Protect Environment

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Specialty packaging products manufacturer Pregis Corp. has used the summer months to launch a sweeping, company-wide sustainability initiative aimed at positioning itself as the North American leader in the protective packaging supply chain. “At Pregis we dedicate ourselves to bringing

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