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Slideshow of the best of packaging for November 2014

5. Two years of development led Presto Products Company to launch at Pack Expo the world’s first child-resistant flexible pouch on the initial opening and subsequent re-openings using the Press-To-Engage (PTE) resealable slider.

Before we completely turn the calendar on another month, let’s take a quick look at what packaging news and package developments your peers have found most interesting the past 4 weeks at PackagingDigest.com. This month we have a buffet of items that range from 8 Pack Expo packaging innovations to a discontinued syrup bottle that struck a nerve to a dog food’s personalized packaging to a tamper-evident, resealable slider and more. We present in reverse order last month’s top winners, enjoy!

5.  This resealable slider for pouches is both easy opening and child-resistant, but how did they do it? 

4.  You can have your pie and drink it, too, with these flavored whiskies that stand out with a bold packaging design.

3. Consumers their dogs should take this packaging personally.

2.  Here’s a tip: Don’t take a package away from your customers that they love.

1. You may find these 8 packaging innovations from Pack Expo as surprising as we did.

Slideshow Gallery of the Top 10 Sustainable Packaging Articles for 2014

10. The open-sided design for Brita’s new, shelf-impact-boosting packaging from The Clorox Co. allows for a significant material waste reduction from the previous packaging while eliminating the threat of damage by letting shoppers look at the actual pitcher without opening the carton.

Top draws for sustainable packaging articles posted since January 1 include articles on industry trends, new packaging technologies, best practices and all the others that you deem as the best of the  “green” in packaging for the year

This is the traditional time of year to assess where we have come from and where we are going. Knowing the former also helps you with the latter, so with that in mind and without further ado, we present our most popular Sustainable Packaging articles for 2014 as measured by our website Page View analytics. Here they are in, reverse order starting with an article on a well-known brand owner that earned an IoPP award for a carton with a material-saving, open-sided design.

10.  There’s nothing watered down about this brand owner’s award-winning, source-reduced package.

9.  Choose wisely: These are the four questions to ask about these two sustainable paths.

 8. What’s that “B” word that needs to be eliminated from sustainability conversations?

7. There were many packaging wins this past year, but here are the Top 5.

6. This article answers the burning question whether a sustainable supply chain is an obligation or a necessity.

5.  Sweet sustainability: This bakery bread bag is made of sugar cane.

4. A ‘sublime’ new sustainable option for protective packaging.

3. Consumer confusion over plastic packaging is undermining recycling efforts.

2. This natural product is sold in a biodegradable jar, every one of which is 3D printed.

1. The #1 article was far-and-away our Must-Read Sustainable Packaging Story of 2014, read why here.

Green and well-read: The Top 10 Sustainable Packaging Articles for 2014

Green and well-read: The Top 10 Sustainable Packaging Articles for 2014
Coming in at #10, is open-sided design for Brita’s new, shelf-impact-boosting, material-reducing packaging.

Top draws for sustainable packaging articles posted since January 1 include articles on industry trends, new packaging technologies, best practices and all the others that you deem as the best of the  “green” in packaging for the year.

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This is the traditional time of year to assess where we have come from and where we are going. Knowing the former also helps you with the latter, so with that in mind and without further ado, we present our most popular Sustainable Packaging articles for 2014 as measured by our website Page View analytics. Here they are in, reverse order starting with an article on a well-known brand owner that earned an IoPP award for a carton with a material-saving, open-sided design.

10.  There’s nothing watered down about this brand owner’s award-winning, source-reduced package.

9.  Choose wisely: These are the four questions to ask about these two sustainable paths.

8. What’s that “B” word that needs to be eliminated from sustainability conversations?

7. There were many packaging wins this past year, but here are the Top 5.

6. This article answers the burning question whether a sustainable supply chain is an obligation or a necessity.

5.   Sweet sustainability: This bakery bread bag is made of sugarcane.

4.   A ‘sublime’ new sustainable option for protective packaging

3. Consumer confusion over plastic packaging is undermining recycling efforts.

2. This natural product is sold in a biodegradable jar, every one of which is 3D printed.

1. The #1 article was far-and-away our Must-Read Sustainable Packaging Story of 2014, you can read why here.

Take a whiff out of these top perfume packages

Take a whiff out of these top perfume packages

What do Katy Perry, Rihanna, Sofia Vergara and Halle Berry have in common? They’ve all launched highly successful fragrance lines. Although a recent report showed a drop in celebrity perfume sales in 2013, celebrity scents are still the leading brands in the fragrance industry.

While celebrities have endorsed all kinds of products over the past century—who wouldn’t want to wear the same jewelry or drink the same water as a movie star?—however, the concept of producing perfumes named after celebrities is a more recent phenomenon.

Nowadays, thanks to deals brokered between major cosmetics companies and stars across the board, anyone can smell like their favorite idol.

"Younger consumers, in particular, often identify with or aspire to be like a popular celebrity. Given this appeal, celebrity fragrances are often quite popular gift items for young girls wanting the latest release from their current favorite star," says Karen Grant, NPD's global beauty industry analyst.

I sniffed out some a few noteworthy packaging designs that were released in 2014 and put together in this gallery. Use the red View Gallery button above to access the slideshow.