Consumers want sustainability results, says survey

When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), consumers say they want more than just aspiration-based mission statements, says new research from Cone Communications. The 2012 corporate social trend tracker points out that 84% of Americans hold companies accountable for producing and communicating the results of sustainable responsibility commitments by going beyond the mission to communicate progress against well-defined purpose. Some 40% even say they won’t purchase a company’s products or services if CSR results aren’t conveyed.

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Pleated packaging for sandwiches and finger-food bags

GreenDustries Packaging has developed new pleated, gusseted, multidimensional foodservice package structures that maximize function and design with added value. Research has found the PleatPak and the Magic Bag, to be some of the most environmentally sound fast-food packaging around.

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As more marketers go green, fewer consumers want to pay for it

More than ever, businesses are gearing up to help the environment, and regulators are preparing new guidelines to police them, but consumers aren’t paying as much attention if it’s going to cost more, as shoppers are resisting premium prices.

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Heat Management for Bakery Ovens, Part 1

There are any number of ways to look at a bakery oven and its performance, but for the most part,  all of the elements impact the essential heat conditions from input to output for the baker’s oven.  Banner Day examines what’s important and how the elements come together in a heat management white paper.

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Reusable/compostable grocery bag, snack packaging debut

ShopRite is rolling out what it says is the first compostable, nonwoven, reusable shopping bag in the U.S., while BASF partners with the Seattle Mariners to launch compostable snack bags.

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Talk about sustainability

Visiting what’s considered this country’s most sustainable production operation—Frito-Lay North America’s Casa Grande snack food plant—I was impressed, to say the least, by such a progressive place.
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Why sustainability matters in the supply chain

Companies ahead of the sustainability curve are ‘writing the rules,’ according to a guide detailing the new phases of sustainability and energy efficiency.

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Seven Kellogg bakeries earn energy efficiency points

Kellogg Co.’s bakeries again earn the EPA's ENERGY STAR certification as its plants around the world reduce more energy. Seven of the company’s U.S. bakeries have earned the certification, in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide.

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Study: Americans don’t pay enough of a price for wasteful behavior

The Greendex annual study conducted by the National Geographic Society and GlobeScan recently ranked the United States dead last for sustainable behavior. The survey polled 17,000 consumers in 17 different countries, asking participants about such things as energy use, conservation, transportation choices, food sources, the use of ‘green’ products, attitudes toward the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues.

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Packaging Strategies unveils agenda for September’s Sustainable Packaging Forum

Packaging Strategies' Eighth Annual Sustainable Packaging Forum, Sept. 11-13, in Pittsburgh, will feature what it says are the most important topics and speakers in the event’s history.

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