Sealed Air Corporation announced price increases ranging from five to eight percent for the majority of its Food Care division’s North American products. The increases will be effective October 2, 2017. “Sealed Air has not had a price increase for Food Care products in North America since 2014, and we are working to minimize the cost adjustments and their impact on our customers,” said Karl R. Deily, President, Sealed Air Food Care; “However, notable increases in our input costs, including a 31% rise in the price of polyethylene since 2016, make changes to our prices necessary in order to continue to deliver the same level of value and innovation to our customers.” The price changes include a five percent increase on all shrink bags, rollstock products, food films and vertical pouch packaging, as well as a six percent increase on unpadded solid plastic trays and an eight percent increase on pre-padded solid plastic trays.
Atlantic Packaging is pleased to announce that it has joined The Conservation Alliance, an organization that harnesses the collective power of business and outdoor communities to advocate for the protection of North America’s wild places. Atlantic Packaging is the first packaging company to join the more than 270 member companies whose collective annual membership dues are dispersed to grassroots environmental organizations that contribute to the long-term health of outdoor recreation and help ensure access for future generations.
Family owned-and-operated for 75 years, Atlantic Packaging is committed to supporting the intelligent transition to a circular packaging supply chain and a waste-free world. With packaging accounting for over 40 percent of plastic waste according to 2018 EPA data, Atlantic Packaging has recognized its corporate responsibility to have a positive impact on sustainability.
“By joining The Conservation Alliance, Atlantic Packaging is aligning with like-minded businesses collaborating around a common purpose and proudly investing in a wide range of the most compelling conservation projects in North America,” said Atlantic Packaging President Wes Carter. “We are honored to be welcomed as the first packaging company of the 270 member businesses and look forward to bringing our unique perspective and sustainable packaging solutions forward to contribute to the mission of The Conservation Alliance. We truly believe the health of all life on our planet depends on businesses working alongside each other with passion and determination to save and preserve wild places. We do this together.”
Earlier this year, Atlantic Packaging announced the launch of A New Earth Project, its global effort to create, scale, and advocate for sustainable packaging solutions to help eliminate plastic pollution from the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. Founded by Carter, this coalition of athletes, innovative brands, and environmentally conscious packaging suppliers is supported by veterans from the surf, outdoor, media and packaging industries.
“We are excited to welcome Atlantic Packaging as the newest member of The Conservation Alliance, joining the growing coalition of businesses that are leveraging their resources to fund and advocate for land and water conservation throughout North America. Their focus on sustainable packaging and building a movement through A New Earth Project exemplifies the type of brands we want to be part of our efforts to create a more sustainable future for people, places, and wildlife thriving together,” stated Conor McElyea, director of membership and partnerships at The Conservation Alliance.