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Trade Group: New Aluminum Tariffs Undermine U.S. Companies and Consumers

Trade Group: New Aluminum Tariffs Undermine U.S. Companies and Consumers

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent decision to extend tariffs on aluminum to South Korea and Thailand will cost jobs in the U.S., while increasing prices for consumers and undermining the integrity of flexible packaging intended to protect food and medical supplies, according to the Flexible Packaging Association.

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Academics Examine Food Waste and Packaging

Academics Examine Food Waste and Packaging

Michigan State University’s School of Packaging completed a study on food waste that offers insights for packaging companies as they work to keep foods fresh as long as possible.

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Students Demonstrate Future Workforce of Robots

Students Demonstrate Future Workforce of Robots

If the future workplace is filled with machines running on artificial intelligence and robotics, workers will be needed to create the machines, run them, and then make repairs as the robots falter. That thinking was on display at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.

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Panelists: Packaging Design Can Be Influenced Through Eco-Modulation

Panelists: Packaging Design Can Be Influenced Through Eco-Modulation

Extender producer responsibility programs can be enhanced by giving companies financial incentives to evolve packaging through eco-design while imposing penalties on packaging that hinders circularity efforts. Those incentives and penalties are the core concepts of eco-modulation.

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Panel Discusses End-Market Solutions for Recyclables

Panel Discusses End-Market Solutions for Recyclables

Jason Pelz has some basic advice for brands when it comes to developing end markets for recyclables: “You have to get engaged.” That may be obvious, but obvious doesn’t necessarily translate into action.

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FPA Names New Leaders to Its Board and Emerging Leadership Council

FPA Names New Leaders to Its Board and Emerging Leadership Council

William Jackson, Ph.D., chief technology officer of Amcor Flexibles, has been named to a two-year term as chair of Flexible Packaging Association’s board of directors. Kasie Fairbarn, a member of the chair’s advisory council, has been elected co-chair of the Emerging Leadership Council.

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