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Forget Recycling: Here Comes Edible Packaging

Food packaging is a major contributor to the waste stream, and emerging edible packaging pioneers Monosol and WikiCells aim to eliminate this. But…
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Wrapped In Nature: New Biodegradable Food Packages

An Israeli company is developing biodegradable food packages that perish within 180 days. The Tipa packages are currently suitable for soft foods and…
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Grocery Chain Delves into Packaging Technology to Save 800,000 Strawberries

Do you like strawberries? There’s a good chance you do. After all this is one of the tastiest fruits around and if you…
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Kraft Study Proves Importance of Supply Chains In Sustainability Efforts

Kraft Foods, the second largest food producer in the world, recently announced the results of a survey measuring its climate impacts, land and water…

Hasbro Pledges to Remove PVC From Its Products

Hasbro was one of the companies to drop Asia Pulp and Paper as their supplier recently. Now with the launch of their first…
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Trendwatch: Luxury Brands Improve Sustainability of Packaging

One of the visual clues that attracts a customer to a product is the packaging. It is also packaging that sets apart drugstore…
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REI Takes the Lead in Rethinking Packing Materials

Steps like eliminating clamshell packaging are behind REI's goal to reduce its REI-branded packaging by 25% in 2013. Packaging innovation is a huge…

Video Interview: Closing the Loop on Food Packaging

Waste from food packaging is a tough sustainability nut to crack.  The materials are often contaminated and therefore difficult to recycle, and return-logistics…
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In.gredients Aims to Become First Package-Free and Zero Waste Store

Sometimes it seems the world is going around in circles trying to catch its own tail. Today I read that Texas could be…
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Dole’s New CSR Portal Goes Bananas for Sustainability

This week Dole, based in Westlake Village, CA, launched a sustainability portal to give its side of the story on issues related to…
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Mattel CSR: Is it Over for Barbie?

Last year it was decided by popular vote that Barbie made a better journalist than an environmental activist. Probably just as well because…

Three Ways Fungi Might Save Your Business

News of the magical business opportunities of the mushroom keeps crossing my desk, and no, I’m not talking about Psilocybin. I spend my…
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Clif Bar Makes Wine? Yes, and It’s All Terrain

What happens when you put Clif Bar’s sensibilities into wine? You get The Climber from Clif Family Winery, which they refer to as…
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Mattel’s Green Progress, from Joke to Serious Business

A few years ago the toy company Mattel tried to boost its green cred by launching Bcause, a line of craftsy-styled girls’ tote…

Seventh Generation’s New Packaging Misses the Mark: What Needs to Be Done

I had an intriguing collision with reality this week. Ecologic, a company whose early test products I covered in early 2010, sent me…