Ensuring Advances in Sustainable Packaging

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Provide the purest foods. Promote consumer health. Offer natural ingredients to sustain people and the planet. Create products that nurture customers. As innovation consultants in a mission-driven organization, we support many food industry clients who embrace impactful missions and values.

Often, a commitment to sustainability underlies our clients’ strategic goals. They place similar importance on the packaging that surrounds and protects their products as they do on what goes into their products.

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Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are also rethinking packaging in response to trends. As more governments regulate packaging and more consumers want sustainable packaging, more of our clients are taking note.

Some want to increase functionality, harness more sustainable chemical or biochemical building blocks, and develop novel resins and blends. Others want to create mono– or multi-layer films or uncover state-of-the-art high-barrier enabling materials. Or they want to understand new processes — while reducing plastic production and environmental impact.

Our FMCG clients want sustainable packaging materials and solutions that maintain or exceed the capabilities and functionality of current packaging. Better yet, the new packaging must reduce environmental impact by facilitating recyclability or accelerated biodegradation.

We identify paper-, fiber-, and polymer-based packaging solutions and technologies. And we provide the specifications our clients need to make informed decisions. Additionally, we track details like FDA food contact approval status, oxygen and water vapor transmission rate, and standards and certifications for biodegradability, recyclability, and composting.

We landscape available technologies and research the organizations using or manufacturing these materials. And we prioritize the technologies based on their ability to meet our clients’ needs. For organizations that are looking externally, we scout for partners to develop new materials for food types and formats. To find the right fit, we research, interview, and evaluate manufacturers.

Our work in sustainable packaging spans technology developments, production scale-up, consumer applications, and end-of-life regulations. We enable clients to progress towards their sustainability goals. These may include reducing or eliminating plastic waste, ensuring ethical sourcing, and promoting recyclability, compostability, or biodegradability.

What is the plastic packaging challenge we can help you solve?

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