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Processors look for sustainable packages for dairy foods, beverages

February 17, 2014

Dairy processors look to light-weighting and recyclable materials for packaging milk, yogurt, ice cream and cheese.


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Tetra Pak’s renewable LightCap

November 27, 2013

 Tetra Pak’s LightCap 30 is a high-density polyethylene cap made from sugar cane.  

 


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Boulder Brands introduces innovative square packaging

May 15, 2013
Smart Balance and Earth Balance Spreads switch to square packaging from round; the move saves 50% in dairy case and warehouse space.
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Global recycling of used Tetra Pak cartons increased by 10% in 2012

Tetra Pak packages with bio-based polymer caps derived from sugar cane grew to 610 million in 2012. Nestlé and Coca-Cola are among the first companies to use these packages in South America.
April 3, 2013

In 2012 alone, carton recycling expanded to nearly 8 million households. Tetra Pak is investing tens of millions of euros to promote consumer awareness and work with local municipalities in its drive to increase recycling rates around the world. 


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Processors see the big picture in packaging

If product is spoiled or damaged, then it doesn’t matter how “green” or sustainable the packaging is. Dairy processors are moving beyond waste and recyclability and taking a holistic view of product packages.
February 18, 2013

While cost is the top factor driving the packaging industry today, sustainability concerns will dominate packaging industry work in 10 years in both Europe and North America, according to a recent study conducted by Packaging World magazine and DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. Consumers also care increasingly about the environment, and they expect the products they buy to be produced in an environmentally responsible way. Milk is no exception.


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SIG Combibloc's EcoPlus packaging has new sustainable screw cap

January 24, 2013
SIG Combibloc’s combibloc EcoPlusis is now available with the very lightweight and sustainable combiCap screw cap.
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Can we get what we need from sustainable packaging?

Mick Jagger told us in song that we can’t always get what we want. But milk jugs and milk crates give us what want and need from a sustainability point of view.
January 17, 2013
Consumers want sustainable food packaging. Food manufacturers want to use sustainable packaging. Many packaging suppliers are striving to meet marketplace demands. But we live in an imperfect world and we can’t always get what we want. That said improvements are being made and have been made over the years.
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Trader’s Point Creamery introduces grab-and-go dairy products in recyclable glass containers

November 27, 2012
Trader’s Point Creamery introduces grab-and-go yogurts and milk shots in recyclable glass containers.
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Printpack introduces EcoSkin packaging solution

November 14, 2012
Printpack Inc. introduces EcoSkin, a full-body shrink sleeve package designed for compatibility with the polyethylene terephthalate recycling process.
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Packages for convenience, safety, sustainability

Dairy processors focus on packaging that speaks to consumers’ need for ease-of-use, safety and ecological concerns.
September 17, 2012
Dairy processors focus on packaging that speaks to consumers’ need for ease-of-use, safety and ecological concerns.
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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

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Build a Better Cheese

On Demand Professor John A. Lucey of the University of Wisconsin, Madison will cover defects in cheese, improving yield with processing techniques to get the most from the ingredients you've paid for, the regulatory scene, and the future.

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