Walmart Sustainability Packaging Expo: zero tolerance for
Preparing to exhibit for the fifth consecutive year at Walmart's
annual Sustainability Packaging Expo, packaging suppliers have
become increasingly savvy in conveying their green messages.
That's according to Robert Parvis, Sam's Club manager of House
Brands Packaging, who spoke with GreenerPackage.com, along with
Ronald Sasine, senior director of Packaging, Private Brands
for Walmart Stores, about the retailer’s upcoming event, scheduled
for April 6-7 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center, in Bentonville,
"Their message is becoming more and more focused," Parvis says. "One
of the things we are really pushing is clear communication,
especially around anything related to sustainability claims."
Sasine agrees, "The packaging suppliers are learning the
language of Walmart, and they are learning to engage and discuss
packaging with Walmart buyers and merchants in a way that, in
those early years, was much more difficult for them."
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The Reality of Sustainability
Sustainability and sustainable packaging are the buzzwords
that represent today's number one issue in the flexible
packaging industry. The issue is simple: What can converters
do to improve
product quality and the quality of their impact on the environment?
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'Going Green' . . . How This
Business Trend Affects Industrial Marketers The concepts
of "going green" and promoting "sustainability"
are fueling a global trend that permeates the business landscape.
As industrial marketers, we can do ourselves a big favor by
taking advantage of the advice offered by both the environmentalists
and the experienced business professionals who are "going
green." Both parties recommend that we take an approach
that involves educating ourselves (and our co-workers, customers
and, perhaps, the local community) about this trend and, through
this educational process, we develop or change our perception
of "going green" to be a positive, beneficial experience. US Packaging News Source
U.S. retailers push packagers
to think "green" Growing demand from U.S. retailers
and manufacturers for smaller, eco-friendly packages is pushing
box makers and chemical companies to create compact packaging
that is bio-based and recyclable. I would say that the balance
is still probably weighted more toward cost control," but
the significance of environmental benefits is growing, said
one analyst. News Wires
Bulk packaging suppliers focused
on efficiency and environment Buyers today are looking
to their bulk packaging suppliers to help them better maximize
their supply chain efficiencies, improve cost effectiveness,
and provide more "green" products for use in their
supply chains. Bulk packaging products in general fall into
two categories: rigid bulk packaging, which includes drums,
rigid intermediate bulk containers (RIBCs), pails, corrugated
boxes; and flexible bulk packaging, which includes shipping
sacks, flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), film wrap,
strapping and liners. Purchasing.com
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