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  • Sidel Innovates For Greener PET Bottles

    October 6, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Sidel Group, one of the world’s leaders in beverage packaging solutions: water, carbonated soft drinks, milk, sensitive beverages, oils, beer and alcoholic beverages. has released its SBO Universal 2 range, which accelerates industrial blow molder outputs by 10 per

  • Strathcona Has Proof In The Paper

    September 16, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Strathcona Paper LP, North America’s only paperboard company dedicated exclusively to the manufacture and supply of medium-to-heavy weight paperboard, announced today that it has been granted Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification. The certification validates that Strathcona Paper

  • Coca-Cola Green Plan Now The Real Thing

    September 16, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola Enterprises of Atlanta, Ga., has reaffirmed its pledge to continued carbon-footprint reduction this past summer with the release of a comprehensive Commitment 2020 plan—based around five key CRS (Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability) areas —targeting a 15-percent reduction

  • MWV Launches Next Gen Tobacco Paperboard

    September 15, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    MeadWestvaco Corp. (MWV), a global packaging solutions leader, has announced the first in a series of new tobacco paperboard launches with the introduction of Promina the next generation of solid bleached sulfate (SBS) tobacco board intended for use in premium

  • Recycle Glass Week Kicks Off September 21st

    August 24, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Glass Packaging Institute (GPI)—the trade association representing the North American glass container industry—kicks off Recycle Glass Week, September 21 – 27, 2009 holding events across the U.S. to create better awareness of the environmental benefits of glass recycling. “We

  • DuPont Awards For Sustainable Packaging

    August 18, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Packaging sustainability is still a relatively new concept for many modern-day packaging professionals, but it’s fairly old hat for packaging experts at the world’s second-largest plastics and chemicals group E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company of Wilmington, Del.,

  • UK Firm Launches Biodegradeable Packaging

    August 18, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    M&H Plastics, a London, U.K.-based supplier of plastic components and manufacturer of bottles, jars, flexible tubes and closures, has launched a biodegradable product for use in its blow moulded HDPE bottles, Polyethylene tubes and PP jars and moulded caps. The

  • NAPCOR Refutes Claim That PLA Can Be Recycled With PET

    July 27, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) has refuted the premise that polylactic acid (PLA) containers derived from renewable resourcescan be successfully mixed into the existing stream of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers, citing concerns over cost of separation;

  • World's First 100% Biodegradable, Recyclable, Compostable, Non-PLA Bottle

    July 21, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Despite the convenience, the bottled water industry has come under fire because of the toxic havoc the empties have on landfills, where it has been said that the average water bottle can take over 500 years to decompose. On July

  • First National Brand To Utilize 100 Percent Recycled Bottles

    July 13, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to quality and sustainability in everything it does, Naked Juice has announced it has become the first US nationally-distributed brand to transition to a 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic or PET (polyethylene terephthalate)

  • Tetra Pak Plant Operates On 100 Per Cent Green Electricity

    July 13, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Tetra Pak has announced the inauguration of its new packaging material plant in Hohhot, Northern China which operates completely on power from renewable resources – often referred to as ‘green electricity’. As one of Tetra Pak’s most advanced manufacturing facilities

  • Cargill Gets The Full Natureworks

    July 2, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Cargill has announced it will assume full ownership of NatureWorks LLC, as part of Teijin Limited’s general portfolio restructuring in response to the global economic downturn. Previously a 50-50 joint venture, NatureWorks is now an independent company wholly owned by

  • Walmart Canada Scorecard Is Launched

    July 2, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On July 1, 2009, Walmart Canada launched its Packaging Scorecard nation wide in an effort to accurately measure its progress towards reducing packaging by five per cent by 2013. Walmart has three main sustainability goals: to be supplied 100 per

  • PAC offers Walmart Scorecard Training

    July 2, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On July 1, 2009, Walmart Canada launched its Packaging Scorecard nation wide in an effort to accurately measure its progress towards reducing packaging by five per cent by 2013. In an effort to help the Scorecard users, training is being

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    New Cereplast Product Substitutes Polystyrene Foam

    June 17, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Cereplast, Inc. of Hawthorne, CA—a developer of proprietary bio-based sustainable plastics, has launched a new grade of resins, the Cereplast Compostable 5001. The new resin complements Cereplast’s existing line of compostable resins, Cereplast Compostables, expanding market applications for Cereplast. The

  • Cheers to Sleeman

    June 12, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On May 11, 2009, Sleeman Breweries Ltd., headquartered in Guelph, Ont. was awarded a Certificate of Environmental Sustainability from corrugated supplier Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd. for its commitment to the environment and its sustainable packaging practices.By choosing to utilize Atlantic

  • Unisource Canada: Earth Week Success

    June 9, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Earth Week—April 20-24, 2009 was a time of giving for the folks at Unisource Canada Inc. when its employees worked to help their communities become a greener and healthier place to live. Working on a national-level, Unisource raised 4,825-lbs of

  • Kellogg Lets Consumers Decide

    June 8, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Cereal powerhouse Kellogg Company is conducting a six-month, in-store test of a new space-saving cereal box that the Battle Creek, Mich.-headquartered convenience food products manufacturer hopes will “redefine the cereal aisle” with more sustainable packaging. Launched several weeks ago at

  • Pizza Boxes Raise Bar For Sustainability

    June 8, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    A bigger box may not at first sound like a stellar example of packaging sustainability, but for western Canadian pizza delivery operator Pizza 73, the company’s unique two-tiered boxes have more than paid their way in terms of effective marketing

  • Cascades Duly Earns Its Green Stripes

    June 8, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Recycled paperboard packaging group Cascades Inc. of Kingsey Falls, Inc. is one of 30 Canadian-based businesses to have made the 2009 Canada’s Greenest Employers list—compiled by the Toronto-based Mediacorp Canada Inc. as a tribute to the country’s progressive employers that

  • 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

  • Alcan Packaging Celebrates World Environment Day

    June 5, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Alcan Packaging, a global leader in value-added specialty packaging and a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, is launching a worldwide campaign—Sustainability Moments—to coincide with World Environment Day celebrations this June 5, 2009. Held annually on June 5, World Environment

  • Pepsi Launches Lightest Bottle In Market

    May 29, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    PepsiCo‘s Aquafina, the best selling brand of bottled water in the U.S., has launched the Eco-Fina Bottle, the lightest half-liter bottle of any nationally distributed bottled water brand in the market. At a weight of just 10.9 grams, the 100

  • Green Cascades

    May 12, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Cascades, located in Kinglsey Falls, Que., was recently named one of Canada’s greenest employers in 2009 by Mediacorp—a Singapore-based multi-media company—to employers that blend environmental values into their corporate culture and demonstrate initiative in this area. The key reasons for

  • Improved Bioresins Deliever Greater Eco-friendly Impact

    April 2, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Making packaging plastics from plants instead of petroleum can now translate into even more dramatic reductions in both carbon-dioxide emissions and energy usage than previously thought possible, according to results of an extensive study conducted by the Minneapolis, Minn.-headquartered bioresins

  • Tetra Pak Boxes Earn Their Green Stripes

    April 2, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Paperboard drink-box manufacturer Tetra Pak has received special recognition from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for selling over 100 million FSC-certified packages only one year since launching the world’s first food and liquid carton boasting the FSC Mixed Sources label—printed

  • Cereplast Resins A Natural For Waste Reduction

    April 2, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The pioneering bio-plastics manufacturer Cereplast, Inc. of Hawthorne, Ca., has notched another commercial breakthrough under its belt with a deal to supply leading dental-care products manufacturer DenTek Oral Care Inc. with bioplastic resin for its new Natural Floss Picks, said

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    Renewable Shrink Film From ConAgra Reduces Environmental Impact

    March 20, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    ConAgra Foods, Inc. one of North America’s leading food companies, has recently announced that it is the first company to utilize a new shrink film that contains more than 50 percent post-industrial recycled material, reducing landfill waste, greenhouse gases, and

  • Toray Plastics Enhances Environmental Profile

    March 19, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Toray Plastics (America), Inc., located in North Kingston, Rhode Island and North America’s only manufacturer of precision-performance polyester and polypropylene films, says that environmental projects launched in 2004 have improved its environmental profile and now annually save the company 17

  • First Certified Compostable Hot Cup and Lid

    March 11, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    StalkMarket Products Inc., of Portland, Oregon, a leading provider of compostable tableware and food packaging, has launching the world’s first Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)-certified compostable Ingeo hot cup and lid system, available immediately. From cup to lid, the complete hot

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    New Biodegradable & Recycled Films Available for AirPouch

    March 10, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Automated Packaging Systems Inc. of Streetsboro, OH, the world leader in high-reliability packaging systems, has introduced EarthAware, a line of eco-friendly bag film materials for its AirPouch void-fill packing systems. These new films provide all the known advantages of air

  • Compostable Bottles To Reduce Waste And Litter

    March 9, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Discarded plastic bottles piling up in landfills or ending as unsightly litter is one of the beverage industry’s worst public relations nightmares, so a new joint venture promising to introduce biodegradable plastic preforms and bottles could not have come a

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