Category Archives: Let’s Talk Packaging

Brand Owners Need to Register Now to Comply with B.C.’s Regulation for Packaging & Printed Paper

The B.C. Provincial government has enacted a recycling policy, effective May 2014, for packaging and printed paper.  Multi-MultMaterials B.C. (MMBC), the non-profit entity formed to implement this policy, reports "the program shifts recycling costs from the consumer (through property taxes) to industry, making companies responsible for the waste they produce”.  The goal is to increase…
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The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About The New B.C. Recycling Regulation For Packaging

The B.C. Provincial government has enacted a new recycling policy for packaging and printed paper.  Multi-Materials B.C. (MMBC), the non-profit organization formed to develop and implement this policy, reports "the program shifts recycling costs from the consumer (through property taxes) to industry, making companies responsible for the waste they produce”.  The goal is to increase…
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Are Bio-plastics The Answer?

Eco-packaging is a hot topic for companies looking to attract consumers and be environmentally responsible. While there are new and interesting materials coming to market, the decision to move to these new substrates must be made carefully. Bioplastics made from plant based raw materials such as rice, corn and cane sugar are making headway.  The cane sugar…
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Defining ‘Sustainable Packaging’

Sustainability is becoming another lively topic for brand owners now that Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) initiatives are being enacted.  More important than ever, businesses developing packaging for their products need to be aware of the requirements under EPR.  EPR is an initiative to shift the end-of-life responsibility and cost of disposal or recycling from various…
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