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Packaging Products – Biodegradable or Recyclability which is better?

Posted on 10/2/2012 6:41:13 PM. By Jeff Timm

Occasionally in the ongoing bioplastic discussion one sees questions that go something like – “what is a better end-of-life...

  

A New USDA BioPreferred Program Webinar- Cultivating Opportunities in the Biobased Marketplace

Posted on 9/24/2012 3:28:31 PM. By Jeff Timm

The USDA BioPreferred® Program continues to make strides forward particularly as it becomes more closely meshed with the Obama admini...

  

Will Somebody Please Grab-a-Hold of This Issue!

Posted on 9/4/2012 7:32:58 PM. By Jeff Timm

The increased attention to recycling from all points in the value chain-consumers, brand owners, convertors, packaging component suppli...

  

More Packaging Sustainability Guidelines?

Posted on 8/9/2012 1:32:12 PM. By Jeff Timm

Recently the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) issued new guidance for businesses to report their susta...

  

Mega Collaboration Announced by Leading Brand Owners- What Does it Mean?

Posted on 7/23/2012 5:58:25 PM. By Jeff Timm

Last December Coca-Cola took a bold and innovative step when they announced a consortium of development partners to create, manufacture...

  

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its Impact on Packaging

Posted on 6/29/2012 2:33:04 PM. By Jeff Timm

Late last year the Federal Government passed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The final regulations are still being writ...

  

Biochemistries Get Boost from the Obama Administration

Posted on 6/8/2012 2:34:17 PM. By Jeff Timm

I’ve mentioned in earlier blogs the importance of packaging in a company’s sustainability program.  Many times packaging...

  

Packaging Trends – Highlights from the 2nd Annual Food Packaging Technologies Summit

Posted on 5/21/2012 1:08:06 PM. By Jeff Timm

I was fortunate to attend and lead a panel on bioplastics at the recently held Food Packaging Technologies Summit, Itasca, IL organized b...

  

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPD)...Is it your companies turn to step-up and differentiate yourself?

Posted on 5/1/2012 3:20:49 PM. By Jeff Timm

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)...if you haven’t heard of it you soon will.  EPR is a movement long enacted in parts of...

  

Sustainability & The USDA's BioPreferred Program

Posted on 4/20/2012 1:19:04 PM. By Jeff Timm

My last blog touched on a definition of sustainability commonly used by the packaging industry.  By nature of its functionality pack...