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What to look for in juice bottles

By Good Start Packaging on Oct 15, 2018 9:36:05 AM

You’ve put care into creating your signature juice line or cold coffee drink. You’ve picked the highest quality ingredients and perfected your recipes through trial and error. Your juices and smoothies are healthy for your customers and for the environment. Use the same attention to detail when shopping for packaging to match. Here’s what to look for to select the right bottling for your delicious creations.

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How to comply with the Boston Plastic Bag Ban

By Good Start Packaging on Sep 21, 2018 8:49:42 AM

On December 14, 2018, a plastic bag ban will go into effect for the City of Boston. The ban was unanimously approved by the city council and Mayor Marty Walsh. Boston joins other nearby communities such as Cambridge and Brookline who already have bag bans in place.

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Two Alternatives to custom printed take-out packaging

By Good Start Packaging on Sep 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Custom printed packaging is an important element for any restaurant's branding and marketing. Its one of the core product lines we offer and we have many customers who count on the quality work our printers provide. For many restaurants, it's cost-effective to buy packaging in the bulk quantities required for most custom print jobs.

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Client Spotlight: Luna Cafe

By Good Start Packaging on Aug 24, 2018 11:54:49 AM

Luna Café is a beautiful breath of fresh air. The idea for the restaurant was born from Sarah Levine’s love of food, and we’re so grateful. Watch our spotlight video to find out why we're enamored with Luna.

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Dunkin' Donuts Phasing Out Styrofoam is an Environment Win

By Ken Jacobus on Feb 18, 2018 6:45:57 PM

The future of the environment looks a little brighter after Dunkin' Donuts announced it is phasing out the use of polystyrene foam cups for its hot beverage products. Dunkin' Donuts said their more than 9,000 U.S. restaurants will shift to Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard certified paper cups by the year 2020. According to Dunkin' Donuts, the corporate shift will remove approximately 1 billion foam coffee cups from the waste system each year, which equates to more than 79 cups-per-minute. 

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5 Examples of Sustainable Catering Companies

By Ken Jacobus on Feb 9, 2018 9:18:00 AM

Making sustainable choices isn’t just relegated to the restaurant world Catering companies are making these choices too – and some of them are doing a pretty darn good job of it. Here are five examples:

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What do Those Recycling Symbols on Plastic Containers Really Mean?

By Good Start Packaging on Jan 2, 2018 2:05:00 PM


While it may seem like a secret code, the symbols present on plastic recyclable items convey what items are made of. Plastic containers like milk jugs and even food wrap contain a code for the resin type. The Society of the Plastics Industry created the resin identification coding system in 1988 as a way to improve identification of resin types in the waste stream, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website. Although many consumers may fail to notice them, businesses and organizations that handle a large volume of disposable containers could greatly benefit from learning about what those recycling symbols mean to ensure they recycle them instead of throwing them in landfills.

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5 Things to Look for When Buying Green Food Packaging for a Restaurant

By Ken Jacobus on Nov 15, 2017 10:28:00 AM

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. discards 31 million tons of plastic in landfills alone every year. Clearly, we can’t recycle our way out of the problem of our increasing use of plastic.

The food service industry has been responsible for much of this plastic because of its reliance on single-use containers. Fortunately, the industry has improving its products to cut much of this plastic. The bad news is that there are companies that are desperate to hold on to the status quo rather than innovating. They’ll stop at nothing to mislead consumers into thinking they’re buying green products.

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