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    PCR procurement platform Circular eyes expansion with $10.5M in funding

    Circular plans to expand internationally, add employees and introduce materials besides plastics to the platform.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Material reduction, enhanced recyclability anchor Hain Celestial’s new packaging targets

    The CPG company behind Celestial Seasonings tea and Terra chips set targets to reduce virgin packaging materials and packaging waste while increasing recyclability.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Packaging innovations: Aldi wine bottles flatten out, Baileys bottles lighten up

    Plus, Atlantic Packaging brings fiber zip ties to North America; Seaman Paper launches stretchable fiber pallet wrap; and PulPac’s partnership results in a fiber coffee cup lid.

    By March 22, 2024
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    Retrieved from Gem-Pack Berries on March 18, 2024
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    Gem-Pack partners with BADP to develop biodegradable berry clamshells

    The enzymes added to the PET clamshells will allow the containers to completely break down after use, thus creating a more sustainable berry container, the companies say.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Packaging innovations: DS Smith’s fiber fish carrier, Monterey Mushrooms’ color change

    Plus, Chlorophyll Water ramps up its recycled content; Pregis flexes its fiber muscle; and Eco-Products combats composting contamination.

    By March 15, 2024
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    Questions remain after FDA says market phase-out complete for PFAS in paper food packaging material

    The agency said certain grease-proofing substances used on wrappers and containers are no longer being sold by manufacturers for food contact in the U.S. Others credited state leadership on the issue for driving change.

    By March 15, 2024
  • Two Huhtamaki fiber egg cartons stacked on top of each other, with another open carton in the foreground, on a kitchen counter.
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    Molded fiber packaging growth fueled by expanding demand, updated technology

    Companies such as Huhtamaki, PulPac and Tanbark are seeing notable growth in opportunities for molded fiber to gain scale as a plastic alternative.

    By Hollie Stephens • March 6, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Does this packaging contain recycled plastic? Inside the mass balance debate

    An accounting system long used in other industries is gaining prominence in the packaging sector, due in part to the rise of chemical recycling. Companies, trade groups and regulators are weighing the complexities and controversies.

    By Leslie Nemo • March 5, 2024
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    Califia Farms rolls out 100% rPET bottles in North America

    The plant-based beverages brand is still seeking recycled content solutions for caps and sleeve labels. The company estimates packaging lightweighting from 2019 to 2023 avoided 4 million pounds of plastic production.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
  • Pink boxes of Tesco aluminum foil next to a stack of foil rolls that do not contain the standard cardboard tube.
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    Courtesy of The Aluminum Federation
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    Packaging innovations: Tesco takes on tubeless foil, Atlantic bones up can carriers

    Plus, packaging launches and changes to Genesee Brewery’s ring carriers, CCL Label’s floating label, Cleancult’s laundry detergent and American Packaging Corp.’s flexible packaging for frozen foods.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
  • 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
  • Exterior view of Berry Global's Circular Innovation and Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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    Berry invests in stretch film circularity at new innovation and training center

    “State-of-the-art” technology at the center will measure stretch film properties and behaviors, including tensile strength and force-to-load ratio.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Can makers back Mardi Gras push to capture used beverage cans

    Recycle Dat in New Orleans is the first of many events the newly launched U.S. chapter of Every Can Counts hopes to support to increase the capture of aluminum cans from beverages consumed away from home.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Eastman to turn colored, opaque PET into ‘virgin quality polyesters’ for packaging

    Midwest waste and recycling collector Rumpke has an agreement to provide Eastman’s upcoming chemical recycling plant with “hard-to-recycle” PET meant to be turned into new plastics for packaging applications.

    By Megan Quinn • Feb. 12, 2024
  • A person holds a blue and white laundry detergent pod in front of a washing machine.
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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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    Can makers, brands won’t face higher prices on tin mill imports

    The U.S. will not impose duties on tin mill products from several countries. The International Trade Commission determination Tuesday came in response to petitions last year seeking antidumping and countervailing duties.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Q&A

    From Apple to plastic-free living: Blue Lake Packaging founder describes business pivot

    CEO Ying Liu describes how Blue Lake Packaging aims to expand market reach and product offerings in 2024, noting that “packaging itself can be a product” instead of simply protecting products.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Retrieved from Capri-Sun on January 31, 2024
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    Packaging innovations: Capri-Sun’s stronger straw, Ocean Spray’s ‘wildly uncommon’ rebrand

    Plus, SEE swaps out EPS for compostable, bio-based resin, and Cascades' fiber produce basket presents an alternative to hard-to-recycle materials.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
  • A stack of folded clothes next to a stack of trash next to an amber glass bottle.
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    Packaging innovations: Loop Industries and Bormioli Pharma get bottled up, Notpla’s seaweed spoon

    Plus, Smurfit Kappa aims to bee the change, Ahlstrom releases a compostable coffee pod lid and Winpak helps Hiland Dairy rebrand.

    By Jan. 26, 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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    Circularix joins Coca-Cola as rPET customer for Republic Services

    The Macquarie-backed recycled PET manufacturer is now operating one facility in Pennsylvania, with another scheduled to open this year.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
  • A Tropicana orange juice bottle in which the Tropicana logo does not feature the letters 'A' or 'I'
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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