It’s Bioplastics Week: SPI’s Bioplastics Division will host its inaugural Bioplastics Week from August 22-26, 2016. Bioplastics Week is a social media driven campaign created to increase visibility for bioplastics.
Note: AMERIPEN is participating, and holding a Twitterchat on Friday, August 26, at 4pm ET, hosted by Jeff Wooster. Topic: Full Cycle Bioplastics’ foodwaste to plastic package technology. Join us!
Rethink sustainable packaging as an asset, not a liability: Can there be a problem with Americans recycling too much? Expert Bob Lilienfeld says yes—and has advice of what to do about it. (Packaging Digest)
Online Shopping Mystery: Why Tiny Items Arrive in Giant Boxes: In the race to offer free shipping, retailers end up sending us multiple, often illogical, packages; new ways to encourage larger orders. (Wall Street Journal)
Personal Care Packaging: Safety, Convenience & Sustainability
Shampoo & Conditioner. Cosmetics. Toothpaste, Soap & Body Wash. Americans spend $50 billion annually for beauty & personal care products.
People invest a lot in them because they expect a lot from them.
Packaging helps ensure they receive the functional and sustainable value they paid for.
Want to learn more? Read our brochure, Personal Care Packaging: Safety Convenience & Sustainability
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Fresh Food Waste
Americans annually waste 36 million tons of food, worth a staggering $162 billion! (And, much of this waste occured during the holidays.)
Our brochure, Reducing Fresh Food Waste: The Role of Packaging, explains the rather significant roles that packaging plays in reducing this waste, ensuring a sustainable food supply. By providing product protection; shelf life extension; freshness & nutrition maintenance; and portion control; a little bit of packaging can reduce waste while also protecting economic and environmental resources.