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Apr 27 2008

Question of the Week

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Yikes is this a stretch???

Is the Mmmmm good for you soup good for the environment?

Campbells Earth Day Soup, April 2008

The Packaging Diva asks: is it a stretch that condensed soups are environmentally friendly because they don’t ship water?

How about weighing in with your opinion on this issue?

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Apr 19 2008

To use or not to use the #7 Bottle?

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Watch the clip from The Today Show titled “Are plastic bottles safe?” here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032633/

The question now is, how will the plastics industry respond to this? JoAnn Hines, Packaging Diva and Executive Director of Women In Packaging explained it this way. “Two companies, Nalgene and Brita, have developed an entire marketing campaign around refilling your water bottle to save the environment, touting it as a solution to the water bottle sustainability issue. When I mentioned this at the Best Practices Summit, several people came up to me afterwards and asked me about the chemical leaching issue. Now there’s this exposé. Who’s right and what’s a poor consumer to do if we can’t use or reuse water in plastic bottles?”

Latest Responses on BPA

Report Finds Potential Health Hazard in Plastic

More stores pull bisphenol A plastics from shelves

VI Letter to NBC Producers Attacks Misinformation in Today Show Reports


Bottle Maker to Stop Using Plastic Linked to Health Concerns

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Sep 07 2007

What a recall might do to packaging costs.

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From Kate at Paxonix: I am doing some research and am looking for some info about what a recall might do to packaging costs for a company, particularly a pharmaceutical company.  Can you direct me to a resource or maybe someone who might have this sort of data?
 
Remember to respond back to me and I’ll compile the answers.

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Aug 17 2007

Are you concerned about the carbon footprint of product packaging?

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From Bob: Are you concerned about the carbon footprint of product packaging? How are you tracking it and what types of measuring devices are you using? I’ll compile the answers in a future issue. 

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Aug 03 2007

As American brands continue to manufacture, in our case, products in China, are you seeing…

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Barry one of my clients posed this question: As you know China has been hit with some bad press lately; specifically, China manufacturing – Safety and Quality… mainly in the food industry.

As American brands continue to manufacture, in our case, products in China, are you seeing statements being made on packaging to ensure a brands commitment to safety and quality or are brands staying away from such statements because of the attention to the negative?

Statements like:
“Designed and Tested in the US. Made in China”
“Made in China, tested in America”
 
What’s your opinion and have you started implementing similar statements on your product packaging? I’ll compile the answers in a future issue.

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