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Packaging waste remains major concern among industry leaders

Among the many issues that affect packing products companies, packaging waste remains a major one.

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How much is sustainability changing the way we package?

Sustainability is a big push in 2016. And with online purchasing being an ever bigger aspect of our economy, the packaging that people are receiving those items in is quickly becoming a major aspect in the sustainability push. But with boxes with more and more recycled material, are we getting the same quality of packaging that we were in the past? And if we aren’t, how are we able to get our money’s worth out of our packaging? First of all,

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Compostable packaging: future market initiatives

Packaging changes have increasingly and repeatedly led to completely new emphases in the overall market, especially as companies work to make their packages more environmentally friendly. One result that has come out of this is a new focus on compost, in an attempt to show that companies truly care about the future environmental impacts their products may have.
A press release by Ecovative reported that the company plans on expanding its high-performing protective packaging foam, Mushroom Packaging, into new markets.

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Commodity packaging gets creative

Whether it’s coming by innovating with production styles or by completely reusing a normal product, the packaging industry continues to find new ways to evolve. In doing so, the limits of packaging products are unlimited!
According to European Plastics News, one such shift in operation strategy will likely benefit companies that create bubble wrap packaging..”Medical and environmental samples at a high-profile biological engineering location are now not only being shipped using the product but now the samples are being tested in the bubble wrap packaging as well.” One such lab that is currently doing this is the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

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PET recycling continues to increase

When businesses evaluate packaging solutions, there are a number of factors that are considered. For instance, the durability of the product, its ability to take on various forms and its cost are all among some of the elements of a material most often considered. However, consumer preferences are changing, and with them, the ways in which companies should package their products.

Evidence of the green movement can be seen in many facets of the market. From the goods that consumers purchase to the companies they choose to do business with, consumers are increasingly putting an emphasis on the carbon footprint of a business. In order to keep up with customer demands, major names such as McDonalds, hailed as “the world’s leading global food service retailer,” are looking for ways to incorporate 100% sustainable products in their business goals.

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