Expiration dates cause up to 90 percent of Americans to waste food

An estimated $900 million worth of expired foods is removed from grocery shelves each year.
October 15, 2013
NRDC recommends standardized dating systems and making sell by dates invisible to consumers.
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Tetra Pak survey shows demand for renewable materials, environmental labeling

Separate-and-sort recycling remains most popular in mature markets.
October 15, 2013
Sales in developing markets are reflecting consumer environmental concerns as well.
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5 signs it’s time to update your food product packaging

Does your packaging accurately portray your company’s image?
October 15, 2013

New technologies and innovations mean manufacturers that don’t update theirs could lose sales.

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Packaging savings derived from bio-based materials

A new thermal solution is designed to keep products hot, warm, cool or cold while saving up to 35 percent in heating/cooling costs.
October 11, 2013

 The technology relies onrenewable phase change materials (PCMs), compounds that liquefy and solidify at specific temperatures. 

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New package audit shows how design helps or hinders spirits makers.
October 9, 2013

 Many consumers are attached to a vodka brand based on marketing and advertising instead of the actual product. 

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Federal legislation seeks to create standard front-of-package label

It would also require greater disclosure of caffeine and sugar content, and define how “natural” and “healthy” claims may be made.
September 25, 2013

The Food Labeling Modernization Act was introduced by three Congressional Democrats.

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Attendee-friendly features enhance Vegas trade show

PACK EXPO is a comprehensive source of packaging and processing technologies, education and networking.
September 11, 2013

More than 1,600 exhibitors and 26,000 attendees will be present. 

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Arla switches to PET for milk bottle and adds high-seal closure

The fresh milk and cream supplier will switch from one-liter gable top cartons to one-liter PET bottles.
September 11, 2013

 The goal is to improve customer ability to use and reclose packaging tightly. 

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Winning flexible packages validate consumer preferences

New approaches to easy-open and easy-close containers highlight association’s annual awards competition.
September 11, 2013

 Environmental and sustainability achievements were honored. 

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 provides path to food safety, better branding and more

PACK EXPO will demonstrate new processing and packaging technologies to help manufacturers stay competitive.
August 28, 2013
Here's a preview of some of show highlights for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.
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