PackTalk is a blog for the Healthcare Packaging Industry

Innovation & Sustainability in a Challenging Environment


Published on April 15, 2020

The healthcare packaging industry knows that recycling and reuse can be tricky to synergize with sterility and human medicine and that’s okay. We are always up for a good challenge.

Plastics are the mainstay of modern packaging. Yet, they’ve become a pariah in many sustainability schools of thought, and their ecological impact is undeniable.

Most manufacturing organizations have set goals and action plans to address the use of, and alternatives to, plastics in packaging. We understand that sustainability must be a priority, no matter how challenging it is to achieve.

In the current COVID-19 environment, the year is following a tough trajectory. Among our work teams and in our families, our beliefs about unity, resiliency and adaptability are being tested as we put them into practice.

Working from home? What better time to explore out-of-the-box (or bag!) concepts? Let’s become fearless brainstormers about materials, substrates, and the science of sustainability. One day soon, we’ll be resuming our routines with a new appreciation for our work, and some promising concepts to share with the team.

This Packaging Digest article features five packaging trends and philosophies. Food for thought as we self-isolate for the greater good.

Full Article from Packaging Digest


Comments (0)

Related Articles

The Colors in Medical Packaging

January 31, 2023

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet – ROY G BIV. This popular acronym started as a way to identify a common color sequence, like that of a rainbow. And it’s the varying shades of these colors that change the way we see the world each day; from...

Learn More

Happy New Year: May It Be Lucky for All of Us!

January 31, 2023

Happy Lunar New Year, from our team to yours! Around the world, more than two billion people celebrate the holiday. 2023 is the year of the rabbit (in Vietnam, the rabbit is replaced by a cat). In Chinese culture, the rabbit is known as the luckiest out of...

Learn More

The 4 Pillars of Packaging Validation

January 31, 2023

In the world of medical devices and healthcare packaging, patient safety is the top priority, and a key reason why those of us in the industry do what we do every day. For terminally sterilized products, packaging is a primary contribution to the sterile...

Learn More

Stay Informed

To stay up to date on innovative technology and products, as well as industry trends, subscribe to Oliver’s PackTalk blog below.