By Christopher Thompson The internet cheered in December when Trader Joe’s announced it would take meaningful steps towards making its packaging more sustainable. The supermarket chain outlined a plan that included reducing and eliminating excess waste, using materials that could realistically be recycled and avoiding harmful substances. It’s the last part that medical and environmental […]more
How are your favorite beauty, cosmetic products contributing to the global issue of plastic pollution?
As you unwrap the latest batch of goodies from your most recent beauty, cosmetic and personal care shopping spree, much of the packaging containing your favorite items, from shampoos to moisturizers, consists of some form of plastic. If those empty containers aren’t recycled properly, they’ll most likely end up joining the 13 million tons of plastic dumped […]more
By Adrian Mcdermott Plastic packaging adds to waste and pollution. The packaging sector is aware of its responsibilities and there are efforts being made to replace non- biodegradable packaging with biodegradable alternatives. Indeed, there is a cost attached with the practice of sustainable packaging. However, not adhering to environment friendly industrial practices will have us paying […]more
Church & Dwight Co. Inc., the New Jersey-based Vitafusion manufacturer, has announced the company will be the first in the U.S. to use recycle-friendly shrink label packaging for vitamins. Beginning this year, packaging for vitafusion gummies will incorporate shrink labels made with Eastman Embrace’s LV resin and Sun Chemical’s SunLam de-seaming adhesive, which increases the […]more