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How did flexible plastic packaging get popular and what’s the best way to dispose them?

How is FPP so popular? The demand and use of flexible plastic packaging or FPP has skyrocketed with a share of 19% of the total packaging market in the US. This fastest growing plastic packaging segment is valued between USD

Crash course plastic recycling communications 2015

A recent project focused on plastic packaging communications raised a very important question: How many of us truly understand the implications of standards used in communicating a package’s recyclability? By understanding the standards discussed below, we see that plastic sorting

Clean to speak at Petfood 2.0 Conference

Petfood 2.0

This September 23, Clean will be speaking at Petfood 2.0, an annual event focused on the science behind the formulation, packaging and distribution of pet food. Clean’s presentation will focus on the “Science of Sustainable Packaging”, and we will discuss trends

New Workshop: Designing Sustainable Packaging Step-By-Step

Designing Sustainable Packaging Step By Step

Clean Agency is pleased to offer a new packaging workshop for packaging designers, brand marketers, packaging manufacturers, called Designing Sustainable Packaging Step-by-Step. The workshop covers all facets of sustainable packaging design, including design philosophy, impact assessment methods, packaging materials selection, designing for

How much do expiration dates really tell us?

Expiry Dates

Here’s a common consumer conception — when you find a “use by” date stamped on your food or beverage product, you should either use it by that date, or toss it. Using products past their “expiry” date is unsafe. A

Clean Agency in the Los Angeles Business Journal

Just before the new year, Clean CEO Seri McClendon was invited to provide expert commentary to the Los Angeles Business Journal for an article on Used Cardboard Boxes Inc (UCB). As its name suggests, UCB purchases used cardboard boxes from

Mattel

Sustainable Paper

Having previously engaged Clean Agency to perform sustainability assessment work, Mattel reached out to Clean when direct action by Greenpeace made the company aware of controversial fiber sources in their packaging supply chain. Using our expertise in sustainable forest product

Whose “problem” is packaging?

An interesting article from Packaging Digest caught our attention last week. The article, titled “Packaging and the environment: Shoppers say, ‘It’s not my problem,’” highlighted new research conducted by Perception Research Services (PRS) about consumer attitudes toward product packaging. The

Dr. Vos Joins LCA Expert Panel at the Sustainable Packaging Symposium

March 16-18, Dr. Robert Vos attended the Advancing the Greener Supply Chain, Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2011 in Chicago co-sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and GreenerPackage.com.  The two days provided updates on key trends in packaging and case studies from

Clean Attends West Coast’s Premier Packaging Exposition and Conference

For the past three years, Clean has attended the WestPack packaging tradeshow in Anaheim to check out the latest in green packaging innovations. Normally we head straight for the Green Pavilion, where all of the self-proclaimed “green” packaging suppliers are