packaging

REI

REI Encourages Consumers to Go Green, Reduce Packaging This Holiday Season

As consumers hit the stores this holiday season, REI is reminding them to vote with their dollars. Pointing to its own recent success…
Amazon

Amazon Continues Its Battle Against “Wrap Rage”

Clamshell packaging isn't just a hassle for consumers, it's also bad for the environment. Here's how Amazon is addressing the problem.
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Tom’s of Maine Pushes Innovation with Potato Starch Packaging

Tom’s of Maine is now tinkering with potato starch for some its polylactic acid (PLA) packaging.
Dell

Dell Announces Goals to Source Packaging From Only Sustainable Materials

Dell announced goals last week to source 100 percent of packaging from sustainable materials that will be recyclable or compostable.
Will this partnership make the dumpster obsolete?

Bill McDonough and Waste Management Want to Kill Packaging Waste

Ever injured yourself trying to open clamshell packaging? These annoying plastic-sealed packs cover everything from batteries to electronics and are designed to eliminate theft…
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UK Grocer Waitrose to Halve Packaging Waste by 2016

The UK supermarket chain Waitrose has promised to reduce its packaging to half of its 2005 levels by 2016.
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Greening Packaging Most People Never See

Several tech and health care companies in Silicon Valley are saving time, space and materials by using reusable transport packaging.
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Tom’s of Maine Takes a Step Towards Quantifying Goodness

Tom’s of Maine just unveiled a new reporting initiative that they are calling their Goodness Report. Tom's, which states that “sustainable practices are…
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How Dell Gives Packaging a Sustainable Makeover

With the economic downturn, one might assume that companies would abandon its green initiatives like sustainable packaging in favor of cheaper alternatives but…
Cisco's 2012 report brims with details about its environmental, social and governance performance

Cisco 2012 CSR Report: Packaging, Supplier Diversity & Governance

Cisco has long been a corporate social responsibility (CSR) trailblazer, and this year the Cisco 2012 CSR report is no exception.
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Brazil Explores the Next Frontier of Fast Food Packaging: Edible!

While sustainable food packaging has had many innovations over the year, improbably named Brazilian fast food restaurant Bob's has taken a huge step…
PulpWorks' PVC-free prototype for a bleach pen replaces the "blister pack" which produces tons of PVC per product line.

PulpWorks: Recycled Paper Will Replace Toxic PVC in Packaging

100% recycled, molded pulp replacing PVC: this is the dream of PulpWorks, Inc., a new company designing custom packaging (some of it very…
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Shareholders at Procter and Gamble Question Packaging Waste

The largest maker of packaged goods in the world, Procter and Gamble, held a shareholder vote on adopting Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies…
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And Today’s Post of Shame Goes to… BatteriesPlus

It’s been a while since I had a good chance to rant about ridiculously oversized shipping boxes.  I miss it.  Today’s target: BatteriesPlus.…
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Interview with Dell’s VP of Corporate Responsibility, Trisa Thompson

Dell’s 2012 CSR report provides the latest example that you don’t need to choose now between the economy and the environment. Innovation is…