Green and Sustainable Packaging

Plastic Packaging Alternatives for Stand Up Pouches

Drinking straws have been making headlines as sustainability groups hold them up as an example of the evils of single-use plastic. Americans alone use (and throw away) more than 500 million plastic straws per day. While straws are just a symptom of a larger unsustainable plastic problem, their ubiquity provides a great opportunity to start Read More about Plastic Packaging Alternatives for Stand Up Pouches

Recyclable Stand Up Pouches: What Are My Options?

Stand up pouches have quickly risen in popularity as a packaging option for everything from soups to snacks, and their sustainability credentials are well-known. Stand up pouches require fewer resources to produce, and due to their lightweight nature are less costly to transport, creating fewer emissions compared to rigid packaging options. Stand up pouches also Read More about Recyclable Stand Up Pouches: What Are My Options?

The Year In Sustainable Packaging: Getting Greener in 2017-2018

It feels like summer has just begun at our headquarters in Amherst, Nova Scotia, but the year’s end has been on everyone’s mind at Emmerson Packaging. Our fiscal year ends on June 30th each year, and we take this opportunity to review our success in achieving our sustainability goals for the year. We don’t just Read More about The Year In Sustainable Packaging: Getting Greener in 2017-2018

8 Advantages Of Stand Up Pouches

There is a reason why brands are ditching rigid packaging and turning to flexible stand up pouches to better promote, protect, and drive sales of their products—in fact, there are eight. From production to purchase, stand up pouches offer multiple benefits to both manufacturers and consumers. Here are the eight advantages of stand up pouches Read More about 8 Advantages Of Stand Up Pouches

Custom Environmentally Friendly Packaging: Reach Your Sustainability Goals Without Compromise

Big brands are making news by announcing their sustainability goals for the next five to ten years and beyond. In April, Nestlé announced that all of their packaging will be recyclable or reusable by 2025. Less than a month later, LEGO also announced that all of their packaging would be sustainable by 2025, having already Read More about Custom Environmentally Friendly Packaging: Reach Your Sustainability Goals Without Compromise

Environmentally Friendly Frozen Food Packaging: New Options for Producers

In a previous blog post, we talked about the reasons behind the recent growth in the frozen food market. One major factor contributing to frozen food’s comeback is a desire to reduce food waste—some estimates claim that 50% of all fresh produce in the US ends up in the garbage or, at best, the compost Read More about Environmentally Friendly Frozen Food Packaging: New Options for Producers

Why Pet Food Packaging Design Can Make or Break Your Brand’s Success

Whoever said you can’t judge a book by its cover never worked in the pet food packaging industry. We’ve seen a healthy growth trajectory year-over-year in the premium pet food category, which means both greater opportunity and greater competition for manufacturers. While a lot of different factors determine the success of each brand, one of Read More about Why Pet Food Packaging Design Can Make or Break Your Brand’s Success

Shelf Stable & Earth Safe Biodegradable Pet Food Packaging

Are you committed to furthering your sustainability initiatives this year? What’s good for the Earth is good for our pets, and in 2018 Emmerson Packaging wants to help premium pet food manufacturers ensure the reverse is also true: that what’s good for our pets is also good for the Earth. A Holistic Approach To Pet Read More about Shelf Stable & Earth Safe Biodegradable Pet Food Packaging

Case Study: Wyman’s of Maine

The Customer’s Goal Wyman’s of Maine, a leading producer of frozen berries and fruit, needed a flexible packaging solution that would help increase sales and optimize retail shelf space. As a past supplier of Walmart, Wyman’s was looking for a new package that would give them an opportunity to expand their footprint within the retail Read More about Case Study: Wyman’s of Maine

Safety, Durability & Style – Pet Food Packaging Trends to Watch in 2018

2017 was a big year in the pet food packaging industry. With so many options available on the pet store shelves, pet food brands worked hard to differentiate themselves. As we move into the new year, it’s worthwhile for brands to take a look back at the trends we saw throughout 2017 so we can Read More about Safety, Durability & Style – Pet Food Packaging Trends to Watch in 2018