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Debunking The Myths Webinar

Thinking about making the switch to flexible retail packaging? There are undoubtedly a number of myths and misconceptions you’ve heard about ditching your old boxes and containers for pouches and bags. One of the largest concerns for small and mid-market companies is cost. Many are afraid of the risk and time involved, not to mention the extra costs.

What if your supplier makes a mistake? How long will you have to wait to receive your new packing? What happens with a big-name store wants your product on the shelves now, and your new flexible retail packaging isn’t ready yet?

These are concerns any good packaging vendor knows and understands well. In this webinar, ABC Packaging Direct President David Marinac and Jason Wong, VP of Sales at HFM Food Service, address these common questions and offer tried-and-true solutions for your company.

Whether you’re using flexible retail packaging for the first time, or choosing a supplier in the U.S., this webinar touches on the fears many companies have and explains why ditching the box can actually help you achieve 20-30% or more in cost savings.

If companies like Kraft and Heinz trust suppliers enough to handle their packaging needs, and get products on the shelves in a timely and efficient manner, so can you. The key is finding a trusted partner who is willing to work with you to reach a fair deal.

Jason and David explain how to identify the right overseas supplier, why you and a partner should handle your packaging needs instead of putting money in the hands of co-manufacturers, and how you allocate more funds into building your brand instead of wasting it on packaging by switching to stand up pouches, flat barrier bags, and more flexible retail packaging solutions.

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Brittany Nader

Written by Brittany Nader

What LEGO’s Sustainable Packaging Teaches Us About Overseas Innovation

Since 1949, children across the globe have fawned over tiny, plastic, interlocking bricks.

LEGOs are a not only a classic toy but a staple in many households. Many kids beg their parents to take them to the majestic LEGOLAND, an amusement park where all their wishes and dreams could come true.

Why Nestlé, Unilever & PepsiCo are Banning Oxo-degradable Plastic Packaging

Originally marketed as an eco-friendly packaging material, new evidence regarding the potentially negative impact of oxo-degradable plastics has led a number of companies and governments to restrict their use.

More than 150 companies and global organizations, including Nestlé, Unilever and PepsiCo, have recently endorsed a total ban on the material in light of its potentially negative environmental impact.

Oxo-degradable plastic packaging, which includes select plastic pouch bags, is often marketed as a solution to plastic pollution because it claims to degrade into harmless residues within a period ranging from a few months to several years. However, oxo-degradable plastics do not degrade into harmless residues, but instead, fragment into tiny shards of plastic that actually contribute to plastic pollution.

Often, consumers think that because a material is biodegradable, it can be composted or even littered on the ground, because, it is thought, the material will break down into nothing over time. This actually ends up leading to an increase in pollution, since consumers don’t end up recycling or repurposing the material, and misconceptions about how the plastic will degrade leads them to end up putting it back into landfills.

What is important to note in this case is that although oxo-degradable plastics are biodegradable, being biodegradable does not necessarily mean that a material is eco-friendly. Although these plastics do break down over time, the tiny pieces they break down into are still plastics that contribute to pollution — they do not degrade into nothing or into another usable substance.

For companies looking to make the switch to sustainable packaging, it is important to consider that sustainable packaging does not necessarily mean biodegradable packaging, and vice versa.

Why New FDA Guidelines Could Bring Big Changes to Pet Food Packaging

Today’s consumers are demanding transparency and accountability from all types of products, and pet food is no exception.

Greater scrutiny over pet food ingredients, and an increasing demand for responsibility, sustainability and complete transparency from pet food manufacturers is driving change within the industry. As the consumer demand for “clean” pet food labeling evolves as a major topic within the world of pet packaging, FDA guidelines are shifting.

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