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Cost efficient and sustainable alternatives to polystyrene packaging
September 18, 2019

Cost efficient and sustainable alternatives to polystyrene packaging

by: EPE USA
Finding the intersection between sustainability and economic advantages. Cost efficient and sustainable alternatives to polystyrene packaging – The sustainability movement has, in recent years, dramatically affected the landscape of the packaging world, leaving the industry at a crossroads. The environmental revolution has already laid to waste plastic grocery bags and…
The EPA delivered better alternatives to polystyrene foam…21 years ago
September 12, 2019

The EPA delivered better alternatives to polystyrene foam…21 years ago

by: EPE USA
2 decades later companies are now switching to better packaging materials. The EPA delivered better alternatives to polystyrene foam 2 decades ago. 21 years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a report titled “Demonstration of Packaging Materials Alternatives to Expanded Polystyrene.” In their assessment, they tested different materials and…
Can corrugated board improve the sustainability of music festivals?
September 10, 2019

Can corrugated board improve the sustainability of music festivals?

by: EPE USA
Corrugated tents are making waves at music festivals around the globe. Can corrugated board improve the sustainability of music festivals? As the sustainability movement picks up steam, consumers, organizations, and corporations are looking into new ways to improve their environmental impact. A variety of new materials have come forth, but…
Air pollution: the hidden environmental problem in the ecommerce industry
September 9, 2019

Air pollution: the hidden environmental problem in the ecommerce industry

by: EPE USA
Air pollution: the hidden environmental problem in the ecommerce industry – When you think of ecommerce pollution, consumers immediately picture a landfill covered in plastic and corrugated waste. It’s obvious, in the age of Amazon, we are all more familiar with corrugated boxes as we interact with them every time…
Top 5 picks for most iconic school packaging
September 4, 2019

Top 5 picks for most iconic school packaging

by: EPE USA
Warning: May include nostalgia.  Top 5 picks for most iconic school packaging – Fall is here! Which means it’s time to welcome the return of freshly sharpened #2 pencils and the smell of highlighter on binder paper. It’s back to school season, and all over the country kids are stuffing…
PFAs, or “forever chemicals,” found in molded fiber bowls
August 30, 2019

PFAs, or “forever chemicals,” found in molded fiber bowls

by: EPE USA
Compostable bowls at Chipotle and Sweetgreen actually contain unsustainable chemicals PFAs, or “forever chemicals,” found in molded fiber bowls – The last few years have witnessed a flurry of sustainability initiatives, pledges, and eco-friendly products from companies hoping to position themselves as environmentally sound in the eyes of the public.…
Sustainable bamboo packaging solutions
August 28, 2019

Sustainable bamboo packaging solutions

by: EPE USA
What can bamboo do for you?   Exploring how bamboo is shaping sustainable packaging solutions As the sustainability movement continues to take over the packaging world, design engineers urgently search for environmentally friendly materials to improve packaging solutions. Environmentalists push for biodegradable and compostable materials and companies promote their paper-based…
Starbucks pilots reusable cup program
August 22, 2019

Starbucks pilots reusable cup program

by: EPE USA
Starbucks pilots reusable cup program at Gatwick Airport   Starbucks has begun testing a reusable cup system at Gatwick Airport in London. Customers can opt to receive their drinks in reusable cups and dispose of them at designated drop sites. This marks an initial trial, but Starbucks, with their sustainability…
Scientists develop infinitely recyclable plastic material
August 20, 2019

Scientists develop infinitely recyclable plastic material

by: EPE USA
New polymer, PDK, has the potential to create a sustainable, closed loop ecosystem in the plastic industry   Scientists at the Berkeley Laboratory published a report in April of this year announcing the development of a new polymer called polydiketoenamine, or PDK. The material represents an alternative to plastic that…
Leveraging our thermoforming packaging experience
August 15, 2019

Leveraging our thermoforming packaging experience

by: EPE USA
Leveraging our decades of thermoforming packaging experience to achieve improved solutions   With experience comes expertise across multiple industries Thermoforming has many applications, and as a result, is widely used across the packaging world as well as within the automotive industry. EPE’s global footprint allows our engineers to collaborate country-to-country…
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