While a necessary carrier, protector and promotional vehicle, product packaging poses a major environmental challenge for CPG manufacturers and retailers. According to Wal-Mart Stores, one-third of all consumer trash in the U.S. comes from packaging. General merchandise and health and beauty care products are not usually perceived to be at the forefront of the packaging agenda. But manufacturers of these products, egged on by Wal-Mart and other retailers, are beginning to address the ...

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