Sustainability can mean many different things to different people. In order to make the right decision for your brand’s sustainability efforts, APC Packaging offers resources to educate and guide brand owners.


Sustainability & The Material Wars

Robert Bulla, Director of Engineering & Innovation at APC Packaging presented his presentation to the attendees for the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit NA Virtual Edition.

Sustainable Packaging

Everyone asks for sustainable packaging, but do they really know what they are asking for? Sustainable packaging can mean different things to different people. Let our Director of Engineering & Innovation, Robert Bulla educate you on the facts about sustainable packaging from materials to refillable components.

Plastics 101

Looking to increase your knowledge in the world of packaging and plastics? Then you’ve come to the right place. APC Packaging and their Director of Engineering & Innovation, Robert Bulla will educate you on the ins and outs of plastics.

Designing Packaging for Sustainability

Robert Bulla, Director of Engineering & Innovation at APC Packaging will be speaking at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit on designing packaging to meet the sustainability requirements of brands in the skincare and cosmetics industries.

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Naturally derived and renewable materials such as corn, trees, sugar cane and algae.
Capable of decaying through the action of living organisms. Almost everything on the planet is biodegradable. An example are forever chemicals such as Polytetrafluoroethylene also known as Teflon®
Industrial output is recycled into another product or use. An example would be plant based container for flowers that can be planted with the flowers.
Are materials that when placed into an environment that have the right amount of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and water will break down naturally. If the right levels of each are not present composting will slow down or possible stop.
Means to recycle a material in such a way that the resulting product is of a lower quality, stability or value than the original item.
Process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound.
This is essentially the same as the natural process but accelerated and monitored.
To be considered PCR a material must be purchased by a converter, made into a product, sold to a consumer, consumer sends for recycling and that material is then converted back to a state the converter can then utilize to make new parts.
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The same Process as PCR, but with one huge difference. The material in part or scrap form totally skips the consumer and the recycling process and captured B2B or completely captured by the convertor.
Process of converting waste back into a form that can be converted again into something new.
Packaging designed to be refilled or used again.
Materials manufactured to be used once and then discarded.
Also known as Sustainable Design, it is the process of manufacturing that has minimal impact on the environment.


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