Category: Packaging

Environmentalists Are Efficiency Experts It’s not easy to find a bright side to America’s current economic downturn, but the environment may be one beneficiary. “The recession is only going to accelerate the trend toward environmental consumerism,” said Jacquelyn Ottman, a New York City-based environmental marketing consultant. “Many environmental business issues deal with managing resources more […]

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Cargill Inc. has created a new biodegradable packaging material from farm crops. The material could help limit the amount of disposable packaging that continues to pile up in the nation’s landfills. The company, a farm commodities processor, will open a pilot factory in early 1992 to begin producing lactic-acid polymers from corn and other crops. […]

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Liquid-pouch packaging, which takes the place of rigid plastic bottles, is one example of source reduction whose time has arrived. While its popularity has grown in Europe and Canada during the past few years, the flexible-pouch concept was first patented in France in the early 1960s. It is now being used for the first time […]

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Recycled Paper Saving Forests The first ever “tree clause” in a book contract allows environmentally minded authors to symbolically replace the trees used in the printing of their works. Harper & Row in San Francisco developed the clause at the request of Mickey Hart, drummer for the Grateful Dead music group, for his book, Drumming […]

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