MeadWestvaco Corp. reports that it has received Walmart’s "Responsibility Award for Total Health and Wellness” for the development of Shellpak Renew. Designed to promote patient medication adherence, Shellpak Renew is 40 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than the original Shellpak, and it eliminates the use of plastic, MWV reports in a press release.
One package is making quite an impact, for lessening its environmental impact. The CardioFocus HeartLight Cardiac Ablation System Balloon Catheter Die-Cut Tray manufactured by Beacon Converters Inc. has been honored with two awards from the Flexible Packaging Association during its annual meeting and awards ceremony held in Naples, FL, on February 26, 2013. The die-cut tray has received FPA's Gold Award for Environmental and Sustainability Achievement and its Gold Award for Technical Innovation.
Axios Mobile Assets Corp. has gained approval from VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) for the adoption of the industry’s first Light Weight Pallet Methodology to track and retire carbon units. According to Axios, companies can employ this methodology to earn carbon credits to offset carbon footprints as they transport goods throughout the supply chain. Axios reports that it is the first, and only, company in the world to receive VCS approval for this methodology within the Transport Energy Efficiency from Lightweight Pallets category.
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has recognized global packaging provider Amcor Ltd. with a 2012 Supplier Sustainability Award. Amcor Rigid Plastics and Amcor Flexibles were both recognized for their overall sustainability efforts as well as their roles as suppliers to J&J. One of 43 nominated suppliers in J&J's worldwide competition, Amcor was one of seven award winners.
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.
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.
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.
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.