• Various packages of Angel Soft toilet paper featuring the new animated main character, Angel.
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    Packaging innovations: Angel Soft gets baby fever, Juicy Juice pumps up its playfulness

    Plus, packaging refreshes and new launches from Crystal Light, Chanel, O-I Glass, ProAmpac, Berries Paradise, Sway and IPG.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    NYC bill could restrict laundry and dishwasher pods

    Bill supporters say polyvinyl alcohol, used in pods and sheets, passes through wastewater treatment and pollutes the environment. The American Cleaning Institute says the products have sustainability benefits.

    By Updated Feb. 9, 2024
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    Colgate-Palmolive faces lawsuit over ‘misleading’ recyclable toothpaste tube claims

    A judge denied the CPG company’s request to throw out a lawsuit that consumers filed a year and a half after Colgate introduced a monomaterial HDPE tube. The product’s recyclability has been hotly debated.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Coca-Cola pilot removes labels from Sprite bottles to ease recycling

    The initiative follows the beverage giant’s move to improve bottle-to-bottle circularity by switching the bottle color from green to clear. This limited-run trial in British stores also aims to decrease the overall use of packaging material.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    EPA’s Safer Choice recycled content proposals draw some pushback

    Groups including Ameripen, the Can Manufacturers Institute and Consumer Brands Association, as well as companies such as Clorox and P&G, weighed in on proposed changes to the voluntary product certification program.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    The packaging industry outlook for 2024

    Packaging Dive takes a closer look at what’s in store for policymaking, producer responsibility, plastics and more.

    By Packaging Dive Staff • Jan. 23, 2024
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    Packaging innovations: AmerCareRoyal straw gets clear, Bogle wine goes metal, Pomì turns red

    Plus, Rion Aesthetics launches refillable cosmetics packaging while Crown Therapeutics’ Sarna lotions, Genpak’s Harvest Fiber and Melitta’s filter packaging get refreshed.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    New alliance aims to elevate food safety concerns as packaging waste regulations develop

    Food and packaging groups are teaming up as the Alliance for Sustainable Packaging for Foods in response to actions in the EU and elsewhere.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    Packaging innovations: Tropicana’s AI marketing move, Upfield transforms its tubs to fiber

    Other announcements include Accredo and Fresh-Lock standing up a 50% PCR pouch, and Heidelberg Materials cementing change in its bag design.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    5 packaging trends to watch in 2024

    Shifting consumer habits and manufacturing footprints, evolving end-of-life design and looming sustainability targets are some of the factors poised to impact the packaging industry this year.

    By , Jan. 8, 2024
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    Brands level up packaging with digital printing’s customization, consumer connection options

    From Taylor Swift-printed Amazon boxes to different versions of the same product, digital inkjet printing enables converters such as Fortis Solutions Group, Printpack and Tetra Pak to meet brands' evolving needs.

    By , Dec. 13, 2023
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    Keurig Dr Pepper and Circular Action Alliance leader talks EPR and closing gap on 2025 sustainability targets

    Charlie Schwarze, the beverage giant’s senior director of sustainability and board chair for the producer responsibility organization, spoke with Packaging Dive about what’s ahead in 2024.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    Big things for small packages: Working to capture tiny recyclables

    Small-format plastic packaging can’t be properly recycled via conventional residential systems. Representatives from Estée Lauder, Ulta and MIT discussed potential solutions at the Packaging Recycling Summit.

    By Nov. 20, 2023
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    New York AG’s ‘first of its kind’ lawsuit against PepsiCo seeks plastic pollution accountability

    Letitia James sued PepsiCo for allegedly “harming the public and the environment with its single-use plastic packaging.” The complaint slams PepsiCo’s “misleading” plastic reduction efforts and recycling claims.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    Brands, packaging companies and recyclers talk collaboration to improve recycling

    Speakers from LRS, Myplas, P&G, PMMI, Rumpke and more connected at the Packaging Recycling Summit to hash out ways to improve recycling and product recyclability as “really, really rapid” packaging changes occur.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    CPGs diversify pack sizes to reach cost-pressured consumers

    “We have more that we can do in the marketplace in the U.S., whether it be on the nature and the range of the can sizes and shapes or the PET bottles,” Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said on a recent earnings call.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
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    Packaging companies seeing ‘no impact whatsoever’ from weight-loss drugs

    Multiple analysts and executives view concerns about potential downstream impacts from popular medications such as Ozempic as being overblown.

    By , Nov. 6, 2023
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    How2Recycle piloting shared label with Recycling Partnership as part of industry collaboration initiative

    The upcoming pilot is seen as one way to keep up with the complex landscape of recyclability policy. The move is part of a broader focus on cross-industry partnerships by GreenBlue, the nonprofit behind these initiatives.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
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    Kraft Heinz reports ongoing challenge to design recyclable flexible food packaging

    The food products maker is 87% of the way to a 2025 circular packaging goal, it said in its 2023 ESG report. It also recorded an overall increase in packaging weight and a rise in plastic packaging and nonrenewable materials.

    By Oct. 17, 2023
  • Two white, skull-shaped bottles of Crystal Head Vodka.
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    Packaging innovations: Redesigns from L’Occitane, Blue Moon, Denizen Rum and more

    Plus, Crystal Head Vodka bones up its spooky seasonal bottle and Otterbein’s packaging revamp aims to keep cookies crispier.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
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    Blue Moon unveils packaging refresh to boost mass appeal

    New packaging designed to better unify the line of beers will arrive in February and be featured in an expanded “Made Brighter” marketing campaign.

    By Sara Karlovitch • Sept. 28, 2023
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    Coca-Cola bottlers try paper carrier innovations

    Graphic Packaging International and DS Smith are among the partners on these plastic-to-paper conversions.

    By Sept. 27, 2023
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    Stories from Pack Expo 2023

    Catch up on all of Packaging Dive’s coverage from Las Vegas, including shifting trends and industry leaders’ insights on what’s next.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    Photo illustration: Shaun Lucas/Industry Dive; Getty Images; Federal Trade Commission 

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    Deep Dive // FTC's Green Guides update

    Taming the wild west of environmental marketing: A Green Guides history

    More than 30 years after state attorneys general pushed for scrutiny of marketing claims, the packaging landscape is as complicated as ever. Did the guides serve their original purpose?

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor • Sept. 6, 2023
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    Packaging innovations: Bud Light’s sporty cans, SC Johnson hits recycled plastic out of the ballpark

    Plus: Amcor rolls out new paper packaging in North America, Berry Global details an innovative bottle design challenge and Aldi makes more sustainable packaging announcements in the U.K.

    By Sept. 1, 2023