It is no secret that food waste is a growing problem, doubling per person over the last 40 years. Today, up to 40 percent of the available food supply is not consumed, sending approximately 133 billion pounds of food to the landfill and costing Americans the equivalent of $161 billion each year, according to Department of Agriculture figures.
As part of its mission to improve patient adherence and outcomes through packaging, the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) is excited to announce the winners of its annual Compliance Package of the Year competition. The winners were announced at the organization’s RxAdherence2017, Strategies to Improve Outcomes conference held May 2 in Florham Park, NJ.
Karlville extends an invitation to all Global Pouch Forum attendees to participate in its Miami Headquarters Facility Tour, held prior to the start of the Forum on June 14, as part of the conference’s 20th year activities agenda.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, along with The Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit, launch a $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize, which calls for innovators to find new ways of designing packaging to help keep plastics out of the ocean.
Visitors at Global Pouch will learn how Sun Chemical’s SunBar (Aerobloc) oxygen barrier coatings offers converters with cost effective, durable, and sustainable films that support lighter weight packaging trends by creating a homogenous, pinhole-free and flexible gas barrier layer that can be easily overprinted with inks and laminated to a variety of secondary films.
TC Transcontinental Packaging is pleased to announce that its plant TC Robbie won not only a Gold and a Silver award in the Wide Web/Process/Film category but was also given the highest honor of “Best of Show” for the category at the 2017 Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) Excellence in Flexogaphy Awards Competition.
In an industry that thrives on innovation, Brian Wagner has built his reputation on delivering creative solutions to consumer packaged goods companies. As the keynote speaker at the 2017 Global Pouch Forum, he will explain how a holistic perspective can lead to the development of successful flexible packaging that delivers top-line growth, profitability and mitigates risk.