Packaging Sustainability

MilliporeSigma Drives Packaging Sustainability Through New Program

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As part of MilliporeSigma’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact, the company has launched a new SMASH Packaging Plan — a four-year approach to drive improvement in the sustainability of its packaging. Through this initiative, MilliporeSigma is setting new standards and goals to shrink, secure, switch and save packaging while still meeting the required performance requirements and transit safety regulations.

These four goals are organized under three categories and include specific targets for 2022. MilliporeSigma will transparently report progress toward these targets.

Hershey's Miniatures Packaging: Bold and Sustainable

Hershey makes packaging change and saves 271,800 pounds of paper and aluminum
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New, contemporary packaging for Hershey's Miniatures Assortment officially hit retail shelves this week. Behind the bold design are sustainable packaging practices. Each wrapper underwent a weight reduction...0.05 grams per wrapper was removed. Although it was a small change, in just one year that equated to more than 271,800 pounds of wrappers saved. Over the last five years, Hershey has had more than 175 packaging sustainability projects across three countries that have saved 14 million pounds of packaging sustainability goals.

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