Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wal-Mart Rocks Packaging World With Corn Based Packaging Order

Remember my "9 Packaging Trends You Cannot Overlook" article back in June?
Well, #7 has just come true.

Consider this are traditional oil- and natural gas-based plastics on their way out? Read this and watch out.Wilkinson Industries Inc., a food packaging company in Fort Calhoun, 12 miles north of Omaha, won the contract to supply Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores with environmentally friendly corn-based plastic containers for fruits and vegetables.

If Wal-Mart becomes an early adapter the rest of the world will soon follow suit. Any oil- and natural gas-based plastics packaging suppliers will be scrambling to keep their business.
Food makers are already hurt by packaging energy costs so they will be eager to adapt new proven technology that will save the money and as a bonus save the environment too.


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