Plastic is, well, everywhere. For something that has only been used in mainstream manufacturing for the past 60 to 70 years, plastic has made its mark on the world. From bags, bottles, and lids to containers, you’ve definitely touched something in plastic packaging today.Read More >
The world is currently choked with plastics: eight million metric tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year1, and if this trend continues, an estimated 12 billion tons of plastic waste will be present in the environment by 20502.
One of the main culprits in producing plastic waste is the food packaging industry. After their initial use, plastic water bottles, food containers and utensils find their way into the environment, plaguing wildlife and their ecosystems during a life cycle of up to 1,000 years before decomposition3.Read More >
Biodegradable versus compostable. Is there a difference? Chances are you've been using the words "biodegradable" and "compostable" interchangeably. But the fact is, they are quite different. Here's how...Read More >
Adhesives and Packaging
A recent article from Food and Beverage Packaging Magazine on December 5, 2011 spoke about packaging adhesives turning greener to follow the trend of the packaging industry. The article says that the packaging industry as a whole is farther ahead of the adhesives industry in terms of environmental matters. However, it brings up an important point about the role adhesives play in packaging sustainability.Read More >