Top 5 sustainable packaging trends and news of 2016

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Sustainable Packaging on November 30, 2016

Walmart’s new Sustainable Packaging Playbook, key developments in flexible packaging recycling and more captured the attention of packaging professionals during these last 11 months, as sustainable packaging continues to be one of the most popular topics with our global packaging community.

In reverse order—to keep you in suspense!—here are the top articles about sustainable packaging on in 2016, based on page views:


5. Why are pouches becoming the go-to package format?

Have you noticed? It seems like brand owners are putting just about every type of product in flexible packages these days. TerraCycle CEO and regular Packaging Digest contributor Tom Szaky shares a few insights about why in his popular article The ‘pouch-ization’ of the world.

Is it because of better packaging performance? Consumer convenience? Environmental reasons? Yes, yes and yes.

But wait! There will be more because, as Szaky says, “Pouches continue to push enhanced functionality and convenience in excitingly fresh ways.”


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