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The Unholy Marriage Between Crony Capitalism and Sustainability

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In a marketplace littered with crony capitalism is this what passes as corporate sustainability these days?

According to Kelly Cramer, lead of How2Recycle at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition:

Spinning Straw into (Packaging) Gold in China

By recycling leftover straw from wheat harvests to make shipping pallets, HP is helping halt deforestation, reduce air pollution and create new jobs for farmers.
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After the wheat is harvested in farming communities in parts of rural China, the air is often so thick with smoke that roads become impassable and it’s hard to breathe. Farmers, inundated with leftover straw, typically torch the excess crop to dispose of it.

In these pyres of burning straw, HP saw an opportunity, thanks to an innovative program that collects and recycles it into pressed shipping pallets that protect printers and PCs as they are sent around Asia.

Sappi North America Announces the Completion of Paper Machine Rebuild to Produce New Sustainable, Innovative Packaging Lines

Leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions further diversifies its premier product packaging line with entrance into the paperboard market
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September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the end of a year-long rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.

How Sappi's $165M Investment Will Reshape its Business

Investment at Somerset, ME Mill nears completion
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“By investing in our business to pursue growing areas of demand, we can remain profi table and competitive in the global marketplace.”

Steve Binnie, CEO of Sappi Limited

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“By investing in our business to pursue growing areas of demand, we can remain profi table and competitive in the global marketplace.”

Steve Binnie, CEO of Sappi Limited

Smithfield Foods 2017 Sustainability Report: Innovative Prime Fresh Packaging Video

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Smithfield’s new Prime Fresh Delicatessen pre-packed lunchmeat line uses proprietary, minimalist packaging that is designed to look like the meat was just sliced at the deli counter.

For #EarthDay, We’re Spotlighting Our Packaging Priorities

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At Mars, we know quality packaging lets us deliver the products you and your pets love in a safe and sustainable way. Among its many benefits, packaging helps preserve the life of our products, whether they’re on the grocery shelf or in your cupboard.

Showing Our Support for Global Recycling Day on March 18th

Celebrating how we collaborate to make recycling a reality every day
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We work closely with 160 partners in 70 countries around the world on improving recycling, using a market by market approach.

Read more on Recycling @TetraPak here 

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

How Biomimicry can help sequester carbon and build a circular economy and perfect NetPositive regenerative design
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by Janine Benyus co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute 

It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing–even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise.

Making Packaging Do More for the Environment: Trends to Watch for in Food and Beverage Packaging

By Elisabeth Comere
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The food and beverage industry is evolving rapidly, as are available packaging options. Innovation and adaptation have become a top priority as companies strive to provide greater product value and meet consumers’ evolving demands for packaging that is convenient to use, fit for purpose, and environmentally friendly. Some of the expected packaging trends and innovation we can expect to see in 2017 are described below.

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