1) Optimize Design. 2) Source Sustainably. 3) Support Recycling. With these three clear goals, Walmart hopes to reignite the passion around sustainable packaging with vendors, store buyers, packaging suppliers and consumers.
Laura Phillips, SVP sustainability, kicked off the 2016 Walmart Sustainable Packaging Summit Oct. 25, with the message that sustainable packaging is still a priority for the retail giant (watch the first hour of the event here). Presentations during the half-day event revealed Walmart’s three updated sustainable packaging goals and measurements outlined in the new Walmart Sustainable Packaging Playbook.
The Playbook gives brand-owner vendors, private-label manufacturers and packaging suppliers guidance on what they can do to make progress in each area to help improve their sustainability index score and reduce their cost of goods. The Playbook also includes links to additional resources and Walmart partners, such as the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and the Assn of Plastic Recyclers (APR), both of whom provided expert input for the guide.
Click here to read the entire article.At Jamestown Container Companies. sustainability is critical to our future, as evidence by our investment in Greenpac LLC, a state of the art paper mill located in Niagara Falls, New York that produces linerboard made from 100% recycled materials and has one of the lowest amounts of paper mill landfill waste in North America. The Greenpac Mill ensures effective uses for recovered material, landfill reduction, energy saved, carbon dioxide emission reduction, and water, oil, and trees saved.
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