Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that pitches in on the eco effort with compostable materials, natural paper, and other features.

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Abeego, a beeswax-based food wrap for retail and home use, is up for a Young Entrepreneur Award from the Business Development Bank of Canada.

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Solegear Bioplastics is partnering with r-pac International to produce and distribute bio-based plastic packaging.

Partnership ramps up plant-based packaging

Packaging producer Ball has been name the third most sustainable company in the US, according to Newsweek's Green Rankings.

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Respak, manufactured by Cascades, is designed to serve as a sustainable alternative to polycoated paperboard.

Cascades launches eco-friendly ready-meal packaging

Smurfit Kappa reports exceeding several 2020 sustainable packaging goals, which the company says is good news for Kellogg's and other food clients.

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TerraCycle, a company promoting food and beverage packaging sustainability and recycling, will be the star of an upcoming TV show.

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By converting glass bottles to PET and redesigning its packaging, Bacardi reportedly has significantly increased its across-the-board packaging weight.

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Food packaging offers convenience in single-serve format

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TerraCycle is hosting a course, presented by PAC NEXT, covering the ins and outs of packaging optimization.

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Solegear Bioplastics has landed $1.6m in funding from the Canadian government to encourage development of bioplastics for packaging and other applications.

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Packaging design inspiration gallery: TIE-INS

AkzoNobel has come up with a coating for paper beverage and food containers enabling them to be composted or recycled.

Sustainable sipping: AkzoNobel coatings used in recyclable paper cups

Saputo Cheese USA has landed a bronze-level Sustainability Star Award from Sonoco Recycling. Photo: Kubly Design

The cheese stands alone: Sonoco cheers packaging sustainability

Packaging design inspiration gallery: READY MEALS

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Celebrating biodiversity with certified herbal teas

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‘Most companies don’t tell the real lifecycle story - they are not completely green’

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‘Over the past 20 years, packaging has evolved to effectively deliver on sustainability’

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Scientists create bio-film from sweet potato and thyme

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