packaging

A “Click-and-Ship” Holiday: How Retailers Can Ensure Sustainability in an E-Commerce World

With increased gift spending and waste top of mind this holiday season, consumers and retailers alike should consider the waste involved when someone…

150 Organizations Call for Ban on ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic Packaging

150 organizations, including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, have announced that the science suggests that oxo-degradable plastics are contributing to, not alleviating, the microplastic…

Nike Jumps On Upcycling Bandwagon With New Shoe Packaging

The new shoeboxes will be made from 100 percent post-consumer waste, including milk and orange juice containers and coffee lids.

Food Waste Guru Jonathan Bloom: New Date Labels Aren’t Enough

Last month, grocery manufacturers and retailers came together to standardize date labels on food packaging -- which experts have long linked to increased…

CEO Jerome Peribere On Sealed Air’s Commitment to Sustainability

By 2050, we’ll need three Earths to support our current rate of resource consumption. Such a challenge demands rapid deployment of resource-saving technologies…

Unilever Wants To Keep Plastic Packaging Out Of Landfills

Something big happened in the consumer packed goods industry over the weekend, though few may have noticed. 3p's Gina-Marie Cheeseman analyzes Unilever's decision…

The New Plastics Economy: Thriving in a Plastic World

Plastic is the “key enabler for sectors as diverse as packaging, construction, transportation, healthcare and electronics," says the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. But the…

Why Are American Recycling Rates Still Stuck At 34 Percent?

The U.S. recycling rate has remained more or less the same for the past decade. What's the deal? We spoke with an expert…

Limiting Waste, Conserving Resources

As the world’s most populous country with a rapidly expanding middle class, China has the potential to show the rest of the world…

Packaging the Circular Economy: A Holistic Approach to Stuff

Much of today's circular economic thinking is stuck in the same old linear models: reuse, recycle, recover, dispose. It's time for a change,…

How Close Are We To a New Plastics Economy?

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sees much value loss as massive amounts of plastic, especially what is used for packaging, ends up in landfill.…

Do Consumers Really Want What They Say They Want?

Globally, the sustainable packaging market is expected to hit $244 billion by 2018. While this number reflects activities across a variety of industries,…

5 Ways Companies Can Save the Planet With Plastic Alternatives

Every company, no matter how small, has a responsibility to make "green" mainstream, says Ryan Williams of Method.

Apple Is Serious About Protecting Forests

Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company's vice president of…

The Future of Packaging is Under the Sea

An innovative packaging design made from seaweed turned heads at Lexus Design Award 2016 in Milan.