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From Seaweed to Sweet Treats: How Mars is Wrapping Up Sustainability

From Seaweed to Sweet Treats: How Mars is Wrapping Up Sustainability

Ah, the sweet smell of sustainability! Mars, the candy company that's been satisfying our sweet tooth for decades, is now on a mission to save the planet, one M&M at a time. Who knew that those little colorful candies could be eco-warriors in disguise? Picture this: You're watching your favorite TV show, and suddenly, an M&M commercial pops up. But wait, something's different. Is that Red holding a reusable coffee cup? Yes, folks, Mars is getting sneaky with their "consumer nudging."...

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The Plastic Paradox: Convenience vs. Catastrophe

The Plastic Paradox: Convenience vs. Catastrophe

In my career of 25+ years, I've witnessed the rise and fall of countless materials and trends. But none have left a more indelible mark on our planet than the scourge of plastic pollution. What began as a miracle material has morphed into a modern-day plague, choking our oceans and suffocating our ecosystems. In the mid-20th century, a revolution swept through American households. A miraculous new material called plastic promised to transform daily life with its durability, versatility, and...

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Is Your Packaging Future-Proof? Discover 20 Eco-friendly Trailblazing Innovations

Is Your Packaging Future-Proof? Discover 20 Eco-friendly Trailblazing Innovations

With over 30 years in the packaging solutions space, I’ve seen materials, technologies and consumer priorities shift dramatically. One thing has only accelerated each year – the drive for sustainable packaging alternatives less taxing for the planet. Concerns over plastics pollution and unchecked waste have rightfully increased pressure on manufacturers to reduce environmental impacts across production, distribution, and disposal processes. The good news? With the rise of innovative materials...

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Navigating New Horizons: The Impact of Federal Legalization of Marijuana on the Packaging Supply Chain

Navigating New Horizons: The Impact of Federal Legalization of Marijuana on the Packaging Supply Chain

The potential for federal legalization of marijuana in the United States holds significant interest across the board, impacting not only consumers and producers but also the packaging supply chain integral to this growing industry. The ramifications of such legislative changes are broad and complex, especially for the packaging sector. This article delves into ten detailed strategies aimed at navigating the challenges and seizing the opportunities that would emerge from this legislative shift....

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The Rise of Molded Fiber Pulp Packaging in the USA and Canada – A Sustainable Revolution

The Rise of Molded Fiber Pulp Packaging in the USA and Canada – A Sustainable Revolution

The molded fiber pulp packaging market in the USA and Canada is experiencing a significant surge, projected to reach a valuation of  $3.0 billion by 2033, up from $1.9 billion in 2023. This remarkable growth, at a CAGR of 5.2% over the next decade, underscores a major shift in the packaging industry towards more sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. Embracing Sustainability Organizations like the Sustainable Packaging Coalition have been instrumental in advocating for eco-conscious packaging...

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