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Reducing Water Dependency in Packaging

Almost everything we produce uses water in some form, whether to clean, irrigate, color, or even as a part of the product itself.  So how do we make any process waterless? That kind of big-picture thinking is driving many of the sustainability initiatives in materials production, and it's a domain where the packaging industry can lead.

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In-DepthBill McCool
Coffee Culture’s 4th Wave and Its Impact on Packaging

We’re now seeing the fourth wave of coffee culture emerge—the complete democratization of all niche and specialist aspects of coffee culture into the mainstream. Everyday consumers are now even more passionate in the pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee and have a wide knowledge of different formats, consumption experiences, and how provenance affects flavor profiles.

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In-DepthBill McCool
5 Totally Awesome Refillable Products for Bath Time Fun

In a perfect world, all of our products would have biodegradable packaging and leave no trace of their existence. Unfortunately, we don't live in a plastic-free utopia and sometimes the easiest way to show Mother Earth a little love is by taking the extra step in your day to day to life.

Here are 5 great refill options that protect you, your bathroom and the Earth from an overflow of plastic.

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In-DepthBill McCool
Bergnein Is The Ultimate Stefon Club And Now You Can Play The Game

Bergnein might be the game for you.  Now, you can finally wield the power of the bouncer’s rope as you get to be the doorman of Germany’s most notorious club and select the right mix of partygoers to let through the door while also sabotaging your fellow doormen. The game is modeled after the debaucherous techno club Berghain - Berlin’s hottest nightclub and the place that really does have everything (think every club Stefon mentioned on SNL, rolled into one).

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In-DepthBill McCool