The companies will open up the packaging recipe to encourage all brands to leverage the breakthrough in their manufacturing processes.
August 12, 2021
Camarillo, Calif.-based Zume, a sustainability solutions company creating economically viable substitutes for single-use plastics, announced a partnership with Wilmington, Del.-based Solenis, a producer of specialty chemicals.
The dairy packaging sector is becoming an increasingly active center of innovation. Growing shopper interest in sustainability, along with changing eating habits, is resulting in the steady development of more eco-friendly designs and packaging in a wider array of shapes and sizes.
A company’s environmental sustainability story — or lack thereof — is increasingly influencing consumer purchasing habits. In fact, a recent survey from IBM Institute for Business Value found that 54% of consumers “are willing to pay a premium for brands that are sustainable and/or environmentally responsible.”
When it comes to their sustainability efforts, dairy processors would be wise to count product packaging as a critical element. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, containers and packaging make up a major portion of the United States’ municipal solid waste, amounting to 82.2 million tons in 2018 alone (the latest year for which data are available).
The company was lauded for its Integritite PCR collation shrink film.
June 7, 2021
Chicago-based TC Transcontinental Packaging said it was named the winner for Innovations in Sustainability in this year’s Flexographic Technical Association Sustainability Excellence Award competition for its Integritite post-consumer recycled (PCR) collation shrink film.
The award recognizes the packaging company’s commitment to responsible forestry.
November 23, 2020
Memphis, Tenn.-based Evergreen Packaging said it is the recipient of the American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) 2020 Leadership in Sustainability Award for Sustainable Forest Management for its submission, “Family Forests— The Key to Certified Success.”
The brands’ changes eliminate paper and support recycling.
July 16, 2020
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., said its Treasure Cave and Frigo Cheese brands removed their carton sleeves, moved to direct printing and added instructions on the cups to inform consumers about proper disposal for their deli cup packaging sold in retail.