packaging

How Dell is Closing the Loop

Consider this: Less than 15 percent of electronic products are recycled each year. Dell hopes to improve these numbers with its design-for-environment-inspired OptiPlex…

Turning the Ocean Liner Around: Coca-Cola Shows How It’s Done With New PlantBottle

Coca-Cola steps up its PlantBottle to achieve 100 percent bio-based materials and pledges 60 percent global penetration by 2020, while preparing for new…

Designing Sustainable Packaging for H&M

H&M Germany Challenges 19 emerging entrepreneurs from around the world to design an eco-innovative shoe packaging solution.

Go Nuts with Ferrero’s Hazelnut Carton Board Packaging

Ferrero uses 25 percent of the world’s supply of hazelnuts to make 180 million kilograms (397 million pounds) of its Nutella spread each…

3 Sustainable Alternatives to Polystyrene

As things stand today, a much wider ban on polystyrene foam containers seems imminent – and welcome. As we phase out a once…

KFC and Seattle’s Best Present the Edible Coffee Cup

KFC diners in the U.K. apparently love their desserts -- and their coffee. That's why the bustling fried chicken chain plans to serve…

Report: Food Industry Needs to Take Responsibility for Its Packaging Waste

Nearly a third of the United States’ solid waste stream is product packaging – a Capri Sun drink pouch, a Starbucks coffee cup…

Sustainable Packaging Trends for 2015: All About Millennials

I compiled three distinct ways packaging could evolve in the coming year which have been primarily influenced by millennials, the largest generational group…

Brand Owners Want Sustainable Packaging: Two Key Lessons for Environmental Leaders

Elisabeth Comere from Tetra Pak explains how the company is striving to meet corporate demand for more sustainable packaging.

What This 3-D Printed Lip Balm Jar Means for the Future of Cosmetics Packaging

Widespread availability (and affordability for that matter) of printers has supercharged experimentation -- re-shaping and redefining design and prototyping in the process.

Sustainable Packaging: The New Product Differentiator?

Sustainable packaging has come a long way over a generation, and is now becoming a product differentiator and means for a company to…

Nestlé Reduces U.S. Waste By 44 Percent Since 2010

Nestlé has reduced 44 percent of waste per ton of product since 2010 in the U.S., and five factory locations reached zero-waste-to-landfill status…

Colgate-Palmolive Commits to Recyclable Packaging

Colgate-Palmolive recently committed to making 100 percent of its packaging fully recyclable for three of four product categories by 2020.

Bacardi Reduces Energy and Water Use

Bacardi managed to reduce energy use by more than 25 percent and water use by 45 percent.

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…