Sustainability

Savings from Recycling Program Add Up for Almac

Having kicked off a recycling program in May 2012, Almac has increased the amount of waste it recycles from 19% to 70%, the company reports. Almac’s program is saving the company £6,000 per month. The company employs more than 3300 individuals and is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, where the initiative has been implemented. U.S. operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and California.

Balancing Performance with Sustainability

Monadnock Paper Mills Inc. manufactures a range of sterilizable medical packaging papers to meet user needs for package strength and sterilization requirements. In recent years, as the company has embarked on numerous environmental initiatives, it has also refined its paper-making capabilities to balance material performance with sustainability, reports Lisa Berghaus, Monadnock’s manager of marketing communications.

Study Finds Growing Skepticism On Sustainability Claims

Corporations who’ve pushed hard this last year to improve their performance in sustainability may now face a new challenge – a growing skepticism among professional investors, supply chain officials, and recent higher education graduates.

MWV’s Shellpak Renew Lands CPhI Sustainability Award

The company’s medication adherence solution received Best Sustainable Pharmaceutical Packaging honors at the industry event.

MeadWestvaco Corporation, a global leader in packaging solutions, today announced that its medication adherence solution Shellpak Renew received the Best Sustainable Pharmaceutical Packaging award at the 23rd CPhI Worldwide event in Madrid, Spain. Modeled after MWV’s original Shellpak design, Shellpak Renew was adapted based on customer research to deliver key patient improvements: decreased weight and size, and including an environmentally-friendly, curbside recyclable outer carton. MWV was one of six finalists that presented to the judging panel.

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UBM Live Adds Best Sustainable Packaging Category to 2012 CPhI Pharma Awards

The honor is intended to recognize pharma companies that achieve a more sustainable package or process in their operations.

Leading events organiser, UBM Live, today announced that it has expanded its annual CPhI Pharma Awards with the introduction of a Best Sustainable Packaging award category for 2012. The new category will recognise one exhibitor that delivered a specific material, process, or piece of equipment in 2011 that enabled Pharma companies to achieve a more sustainable package or process.

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Using One Polymer for a Sterile Barrier System

TEQ Thermoform Engineered Quality has developed a sterile barrier system (SBS) employing a new, proprietary blend of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in combination with adhesive-coated Tyvek from DuPont. The company is currently working with partners Belco Packaging Systems Inc. and Spartan Design Group to arm medical device manufacturers with the data they need to switch to the new sterile barrier system.

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Spartech Provides First Sustainability Report

Spartech Corporation has launched its first corporate sustainability report. The report provides an in-depth preview of Spartech’s status and commitment to its vision of being the leading supplier of sustainable solutions for its customers.
 
“Creating a sustainable business for Spartech is critically important to our employees, customers, suppliers, investors, and the communities in which we live.

Safco Dental Supply Partners with UPS on Eco-responsible Packaging

The dental products supplier has become the first company in the U.S. certified under the UPS Eco Responsible Packaging Program.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. -- Safco Dental Supply Company, one of the nation's leading suppliers of dental products, has become the first company in the United States to be certified under the UPS's Eco Responsible Packaging Program. Safco is committed to providing dental practices with superior customer service, reduced waste and the most dependable and sustainable shipment packaging possible.

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Don't Miss the Pharmapack Europe Conference

Plan now to visit Pharmapack Europe in Paris February 15-16. For more details on the event, visit www.pharmapack.fr. Hope to see you stop by the PMP News booth!

Wednesday

15th February 2012

9.30: Opening Address
“From Mesopotamia to modern times, THINK DIFFERENT about INNOVATION,” Patrice Noailles, Président, Seillans Investissement, France

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PharmaWorks Named Florida Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2011

The Manufacturers Association of Florida has presented PharmaWorks with the 2011 Florida Manufacturer of the Year award in the category of businesses with up to 60 employees. Peter Buczynsky, president of PharmaWorks, accepted the award at the annual Manufacturers’ Summit and Global Marketplace in Orlando, FL.

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