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Sonoco's Newport Paper Mill Receives Bronze Sustainability Star Award

Amcor Releases 2014 Sustainability Results

FTC Staff Warns Plastic Waste Bag Marketers That Their “Oxodegradable” Claims May Be Deceptive 

The Proof is in the Packaging: Dow Helps Make it Last to Alleviate Food Waste

Converting Non-Recycled Plastics Into Oil Could Add $9 Billion to U.S. Economy

Gov. Brown Signs Phase-Out of Single-Use Plastic Bags in Stores

Sonoco Listed on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Sixth Consecutive Year 

Amcor Recognised as a Sustainability Leader By the Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices

Bioplastics: Opportunities and Challenges

Get Smart: Active Packaging Demand in US to Hit $3.5bn

'Robust' Growth for Biodegradable Plastics in Europe

Amcor joins Coke, Ball, and Sonoco in packaging recycling group

Sonoco Summarizes Sustainability Progress in Its 2013-14 Corporate Responsibility Report

Rah, Rah, Recycle! Dow Pushes Food and Packaging Firms to Boost Recycling Rates

New Sustainable Bread Bag

Citrus Heights to Kick-Off “Energy Bag” Plastics-to-Energy Pilot Program with Community Announcement Event 

Amcor Awarded a Gold Rating in Corporate Social Responsibility

EPA: US Consumers Waste 36m Tons of Food Each Year

Report Underscores Importance of Packaging to Reducing Food Waste 

Comexi Group, Maheso and Inplacsa go a Step Further in the Field of Sustainable Packaging

Flexible Packaging Industry's Role in Food Waste 

EPA: 51.5% of US Packaging Gets Recycled

Product Sustainability Program Gains Momentum Throughout World

Bioplastic Packaging Firm Files for Bankruptcy

Sonoco Display and Packaging's Rural Hall Plant Achieves Landfill-free Status

Sonoco Dedicates $75 Million Biomass Boiler Facility 

Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center in Collaboration with SVSU Aims to Prepare Competitive STEM Workforce

APBA Plastic Bag Monthly Legislative Report - December 2013

DuPont Targets Renewably Sourced Polymer Increase 

DuPont Achieves Most Sustainability Goals 3 Years Ahead of Schedule

Multifilm Honored for Sustainability Efforts

Nestlé, Danone, Unilever, Form Plant-Based Bioplastics Alliance

Dow Collaboration Leads to ‘Revolutionary’ Recyclable Pouch 

Sonoco Listed on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Fifth Consecutive Year 

Walmart Highlights Sustainability Index Progress 

CKF Inc. Announces Acquisition of Earthcycle Packaging and Appointment of Ms. Shannon Boase as Director, New Market Development

Procter & Gamble Talks Zero Manufacturing Waste 

USDA Announces New Conservation Collaboration with DuPont to Promote Sustainable Harvesting of Bio-based Feedstocks for Cellulosic Ethanol

ConAgra Nails $22M-Worth of Sustainability Savings

Dow Delivers Fourth Quarter Update on 2015 Sustainability Goals 

Printpack’s UK Sites Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill 

Henkel and Danimer Form Alliance for Bio-Based Hot-Melt Adhesives

Industry Forms Consortium to Push Biobased Agenda 

Sustainability Driving Dow Chemical's Transformation 

Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. Announces Agreement with Toyota Tsusho Corp. for Bio-PET Supply to Expand Renewable Rollstock Offerings 

Survey Pinpoints Packaging Priorities 

Sonoco Selected Sector Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

DuPont Recognized on North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index

DuPont Recognized for Climate Change Leadership

Carbon Trust Backs Amcor Environmental Management System

America Trashes 40% of Food Supply and Packaging is Partly to Blame 

Illinois Governor Delivers Blow to Plastics Recycling Industry 

American Packaging Corporation Receives Best Industry Recycling Program Award 

No Horsing Around When it Comes to Source Reduction urce Reduction Pouch Alternative 

No. 2 PouchTM Recyclable Innovation Provides Clear How2Recycle Information

Sealed Air and Ecovative Complete Agreement to Accelerate Commercialization of New Sustainable Packaging Material

Dow Delivers 1st Quarter Update on 2015 Sustainability Goals 

2015 Sustainability Goals Update - 1Q 2012

Dow Ringwood IL Production Facility Gets $65,000 ‘Cash Back’ as a Result of Sustainability Improvements at the Site

Dow's 4 Pillars of Sustainable Chemistry and a Green Economy

Sonoco CorrFlex's Winston Salem Plant Named a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award Winner

Unilever Open Innovation Platform Targets Sustainable Packaging

DuPont Wins 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Award for Feedstock Innovation

Newest Sustainability Report Highlights Eco-Efficient Products, Services and Projects at Sun Chemical 

Plastic Bag, Wrap Recycling Climbs 50% in Five Years 

DuPont’s Six Ways to Achieve Zero Landfill Waste 

Bemis Company Publishes Corporate Responsibility Report 

Companies Try to Recycle All Waste, Send Nothing to Landfill 

Sealed Air and Ecovative Team Up to Accelerate Commercialization of New Sustainable Packaging Material

Funding Helps Advance Flexible Packaging Recycling 

BASF Participates in US American Technology Company Renmatix

Walmart Takes Sustainability To Blogosphere 

American Institute for Packaging and the Environment Names New President and Announces Related Changes to Executive Committee and Board of Directors: Gail Tavill Replaces Retired Joan Pierce as Head of Packaging Industry Trade Organization 

Harper Corporation Becomes Newest SGP Silver Patron

Sonoco Recycling and South Carolina Kick Off Recycling at Welcome Centers

Paper Foodservice Packaging: Today’s Trash, Tomorrow’s Treasure

Sonoco Recycling to Manage Recycling Services for Onslow County

Fifth Annual Survey Shows Sustainability Remains a Driving Factor in Packaging Decisions 

Sonoco Recycling Acquires American Recycling of South Carolina, LLC

Sonoco Recycling Breaks Ground on Charleston Facility

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., Launches Rhode Island’s Largest Solar Farm 

Cascades Sonoco and Sonoco CorrFlex Facilities Recognized with Sonoco Sustainability Star Award

Procter & Gamble Releases 13th Annual Sustainability Report 

Sonoco Selected for Third Time to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index  

ConAgra Foods Recognized in Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America 

Consumer Goods Companies Release First Global Measurement System for Packaging Sustainability

Waste-to-Energy Exchange Debuts in November 

SPC Updates Definition of Sustainable Packaging 

4 Mega-Trends that are Shifting Dow's Sustainability Strategy 

American Packaging Corporation Receives Environmental Excellence Award from State of Iowa 

Kraft Foods to Back Laminate Recycling Plant 

Dow and Mitsui to Create Platform for Biopolymers to Serve Packaging, Hygiene & Medical Markets

Enval Wins Best New Technology Category at the National Recycling Awards

Sustainability is Toughest Packaging Challenge Today, Survey Reveals 

Amcor Sets New Environmental Targets 

Dow Makes Energy from Recycled Plastic 

Sustainability: A Key Opportunity for U.S. Food Packaging Firms 

Study Hails Promise of Bio-Based Plastics in Active Packaging

Exopack, LLC Receives Fiber Sourcing Certification From the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® 

Graphic Packaging Approves Biomass Project 

Amcor Releases Its 2010 Sustainability Report 

Procter & Gamble Unveils New Sustainability Vision; Announces 2020 Goals to Guide Progress Toward New Vision

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Report Facilitates the Use of Recycled Content in Packaging 

Sainsbury’s Faces Prosecution on Excess Packaging Charge 

Sonoco Selected to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 

Strong Growth Predicted for U.S. Bioplastics 

Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability Join Forces to Produce “Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2011” 

2010 Greener Package Awards Honor Eight Sustainable Innovations

Biodegradable Film NATIVIA™ Taghleef Industries Has Successfully Started Its New Production Line

PTI Offers PET Testing to Help Brand Owners,Material Suppliers Understand Impact on Recycle Stream

Davis-Standard Promotes Green Initiatives at K 2010

Sustainable Packaging Market Predicted to Reach $142.42bn by 2015

Sonoco Targets Voluntary 15% Drop in Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2014 

Dow Chemical to Test Plastic Waste as Fuel for Midland Plant 

U.S. Mayors Resolve to Shift Packaging-Waste Burden to Producers

Plastics Industry Adds New Polyurethanes Data to Life Cycle Database 

Sustainable Packaging Reports Unveils Common Language and Metrics 

Lightweighting Has Limits. Are We There Yet? 

Tetra Pak and Ball Corporation Showcase Eco-Initiatives 

ConAgra Foods to Significantly Reduce Packaging, Water, Greenhouse Gas and Solid Waste by 2015 

Flexible-Packaging Converter Clear Lam Debuts PLA Lamination for Snyder's of Hanover Brand Organic Pretzels

Retailer Seeks Innovations: April Expo Gives Suppliers Opportunity to Showcase Sustainable Developments in Their Packaging 

Retailers and Manufacturers Join Forces to Drive Global Change in Packaging 

Sustainable Packaging Definitions and Principles Agreed

Europen Hits Back on Sustainable Packaging Charge

Dow Chemical: One of the Next Green Giants?

SPC Publishes Common Green Packaging Metrics

Dow in West Virginia Partner with EPA for Sustainable Future 

Newsweek Ranks Sonoco One of the 100 Greenest Large American Companies

Sonoco Selected to Join the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

SAM, Dow Jones Indexes and STOXX Ltd. announce results of Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Review 

Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes Web Site

Dow Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Ninth Time 

Dow Reports Progress on 2015 Sustainability Goals 

Sonoco Recycling Expanding Charlotte, N.C., Operations 

Sonoco's 2009 Sustainability Report, Eleven Decades of Sustainable Leadership

Bayer MaterialScience Receives Department of Energy Grant to Support Wind Turbine Blade Research and Testing 

American Packaging Corporation Sets Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal 

Walmart Announces Sustainable Product Index

Walmart Joins GreenerPackage.com in New Product Database

AMGRAPH Packaging, Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary With New “Green Plant” Expansion Nearing Completion Including Green Printing and Increased Capabilities 

Survey Reveals Generation Gaps on Sustainability Attitudes

Audit May Boost Light Weighting of Packaging 

Companies Urged to Reap Benefits of International Packaging Technology Study

GreenerPackage.com Welcomes Executives from Wal-Mart, Marks & Spencer and Other Leading Companies to Advisory Board

Amcor Makes Dow Jones Sustainability Index 

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC Breaks Ground for First Biofuels Pilot Facility

Amcor Flexibles' 2008 Sustainability Report

Amcor Recognised Among Global Leaders in Corporate Sustainability

Metabolix Demonstrates Viability of Bioplastic Production in Switchgrass Plants 

Light-Weighting is Key Sustainability Driver for Sonoco

Summit Publishing Company Announces Greener Package Website and Sustainable Packaging Awards Competition

Sonoco Issues First Annual Sustainability Report

Metabolix Announces that Mirel™ Bioplastics is Selected by Heritage Plastics for New BioTuf™ Compostable Film

Ampac Flexibles Solventless Laminations Provide Sustainable Alternative to Packagers

EPA Climate Protection Award Cites MEGTEC Systems’ Patented Technology, and Global Efforts to Transform Methane Gas 

S.F. Bay Area Passes Carbon Tax 

P&G VP Of Sustainability Discusses Green Initiatives 

IBM Unveils New Carbon Management Analysis Tool to Optimize Supply Chain Efficiencies

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