The Dark Future of The Ocean

“As I stood on what the evening before had been a pristine picture-perfect beach, I could hardly believe my eyes. The beach was covered in debris – as if someone had emptied a garbage can and scattered the contents over the sand. ” Dr. Gail Barnes is sharing her experience and thoughts about the future of the ocean…

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A Sustainable Start To 2017

Watch for these trends in 2017:
Increased efforts to reduce food waste in business and at home.
Food waste prevention becomes a priority in foodservice and at retail, with initiatives to educate employees and technologies to increase shelf-life.
Consumers begin implementing their own waste management practices at home and evaluating prospective purchases based on food and packaging waste.

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TIPA Highlights 2016

It’s been an exciting year for TIPA – from awards received, articles in prestigious publications such as The Huffington Post and The Guardian, a broadcast on the Discovery Channel, certifications, product launches – both in the United States as well as in Europe, and participation at major trade shows. World Food Innovation Award In March…

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Packaging Sustainability Summit – Reigniting the Passion Around Packaging at Walmart

Walmart hosted a Packaging Sustainability Summit, and unveiled a Sustainable Packaging Playbook.
The playbook presents clear guidelines that affect packaging, and provides resources that packaging suppliers can reference. New materials — such as bio-based plastics — are encouraged when there is an end market for the material. If the packaging material does not have an end market, then suppliers are encouraged to work to establish an end market or to change the package for one that does.

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Addressing food and packaging waste

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC): “We believe that composting packaging and food together will allow more effective collection of waste in food service situations and provide a next life option for products like single serve coffee pods. We believe that SPC’s role is to ensure that as we develop organic infrastructure to capture food waste, we must insure that packaging is included.”

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