• McDonald’s makes significant commitments to packaging sustainability

    Packaging World - Packaging news, trends & innovations Jan 22, 2018 | 20:16 pm

    McDonald’s makes significant commitments to packaging sustainability Among them, 100% of materials to come from renewable, recycled, or FSC-certified materials by 2025, and recycling of 100% of packaging in its restaurants, also by 2025. McDonald’s has announced goals to improve its packaging and help significantly reduce waste to positively impact the communities the company serves around the world. By 2025, the company says that 100% of its guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council certification. Also by 2025, the company has set a goal to recycle guest packaging in 100% of its restaurants. McDonald’s says it understands that recycling infrastructure, regulations, and consumer behaviors vary city to city and country to country around the world, but it plans to be part of the solution and help influence powerful change. This expands upon McDonald’s existing goal that by 2020, 100% of fiber-based packaging will come from recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs. “As the world’s largest restaurant company, we have a responsibility to use our scale for good to make changes that will have a meaningful impact across the globe,” says Francesca DeBiase, McDonald’s Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer. “Our customers have told us that[…]

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  • Sustainability in Packaging 2018 will focus on making sustainable packaging a commercial reality

    Packaging World - Packaging news, trends & innovations Jan 22, 2018 | 18:54 pm

    Sustainability in Packaging 2018 will focus on making sustainable packaging a commercial reality The entire supply chain will be represented at Smithers Pira’s event in Chicago, March 12-14 Sustainability through the Supply Chain: How is the packaging industry, as a whole, working together to be more sustainable? What can we learn from other areas of the supply chain on how to be more sustainable? Designing Sustainability: How does package designwork to promote sustainability and affect the consumers’ desire to recycle the package. How can we work to design a more sustainable package? Material Innovations Pushing Sustainability Forward: From alternative materials to alternative design, what are some of the new and innovative ways people are creating sustainable packaging. Additional topics include: Psychology Behind When People Choose to Recycle, Developing End-Markets/Outlets to Recycle Cartons and Changing How People Think about Garbage and Recycling See the entire conference agenda here. PMMI, the association for packaging and processing, is a media partner for this event and offers a 15% discount for OEMS and CPGs who want to attend, enter code PMMI18. Packaging World magazine writes extensively about sustainable packaging, see our top 10 Greener Package stories of 2017. PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network offers a 43-page PDF Sustainability Journey Resource Guide you can download here.  

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  • Robatech: Adhesive system for stabilizing pallets

    Packaging World - Packaging news, trends & innovations Jan 22, 2018 | 15:14 pm

    Robatech: Adhesive system for stabilizing pallets Robatech offers the AntiSlip Gluing solution for pallet stabilization, which is a hot melt adhesive applied directly onto the packaging units. With this method, the need of wrapping it with plastic foil and intermediate layerpads is reduced. Less is more Looking for a solution to transport goods on pallets, it’s likely to rely on layerpads and stretch wrap to keep them secure, protect them from dust and moisture and get them to the customer in exactly the same condition as they left the premises. But often, when the foil is removed, the individual packaging units may lose their stability or become damaged. With the AntiSlip Gluing solution lines or spirals of hot melt adhesive are applied directly onto the packaging units, ensuring that the units stick together reliably. Few layers of foil are required, for e.g., dust protection. A safe and stable transport and storage is guaranteed as no shifting or slipping is occurring due to the bonding. In addition, a simple depalletizing with little waste is possible. So, the solution is not only environmentally friendly but also cost-efficient. The system can simply be integrated into the production process or retrofitted. Double benefit Robatech is pushing this solution within the[…]

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  • Herbal medicine packages look at home in the kitchen

    Packaging World - Packaging news, trends & innovations Jan 22, 2018 | 07:35 am

    Herbal medicine packages look at home in the kitchen A redesign for the Maty’s line of herbal medicinal products helps this all-natural and organic brand break from a sterile, clinical-looking sea of OTC packaging on-shelf. “Rethink your medicine cabinet with whole food health alternatives.” That’s the advice given by Maty’s Healthy Products, LLC, of Pittsford, NY, a maker of herbal medicines—among them all-natural and organic cough syrups, indigestion relief, and skin-care products—made from whole food ingredients. Until recently, the company was using stock packaging, including bottles and jars, some with secondary cartons, for its range of herbal remedies. But as its business grew, Maty’s decided to invest in new packaging that would more clearly convey its natural ingredients story and differentiate its products on shelf. Founded nearly 10 years ago, Maty’s is named for the daughter of founders Bob and Carolyn Harrington, who sought out holistic remedies to heal Maty after she was born with serious health problems. Their products can now be found at Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, and Target and compete with both conventional and natural brands. In November 2016, Maty’s approached creative agency Haberman to design a fresh new look and packaging for their brand. “From a business standpoint, Maty’s came to us in a time[…]

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  • GAEA Vegan Snacks

    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery Jan 22, 2018 | 05:44 am

    GAEA Vegan Snacks Creative Agency: mousegraphicsProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: GAEALocation: Athens, GreecePackaging Contents: Vegan snacksThe briefing: "We have developed a line of vegan snacks and we would like a packaging that will introduce the products to the public."The target consumer: Greek and international marketThe design: The market for vegan products is on the rise for a few years already and, according to our research, has been largely dominated by a packaging design that uses images of fresh food in an effort to tempt new consumers with ideas of naturalness. We opted for a diametrically different solution. Our client’s vegetable snacks are natural, healthy, gluten free, low calorie, liquid free and prepared with the best possible ingredients. We decided to use pure design in order to create a visual statement out of these bare facts. Each vegetable (carrot, gherkin, cauliflower) has been designed like an emblem on an area of two strong color zones. All product information is clearly and directly stated on the front. This packaging borrows some of its principles from flag design as it applies to a fast-growing transnational tribe of food aficionados.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration. http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/

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  • Gentleman Jack Limited Edition

    Packaging of the World - Creative Package Design Gallery Jan 22, 2018 | 05:43 am

    Gentleman Jack Limited Edition Creative Agency: Chad Michael StudioProject Type: Produced, Commercial WorkClient: Jack DanielsLocation: Dallas, Texas USAPackaging Contents: WhiskeyPackaging Substrate / Materials: Glass, metalPrinting Process: Aluminium substrateLimited Edition Gentleman Jack offering inspired by Jack’s one-of-a-kind handcrafted Swiss pocket watch.Read moreVisit Packaging of the World for more packaging design inspiration. http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/

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