NatureWorks Introduces Smart Care

PRESS RELEASE

MINNETONKA, MN— To assist customers, brandowners, and retailers in handling its nature-based plastics, NatureWorks LLC has introduced Smart Care communications tools and materials, designed to educate and inform the supply chain on the care and handling of packaging and other materials made from NatureWorks PLA.

The “Relax and Take Care of NatureWorks PLA” information kit, part of the overall Smart Care program, was created for the responsible day-to-day handling of NatureWorks PLA based goods. This kit, being mailed to key members of the NatureWorks supply chain, will include:

  • A copy of the NatureWorks PLA Smart Care and Handling checklist.
  • A poster illustrating shipping and handling icons that can be used in warehouses and manufacturing plants.
  • Iconic box graphics, for printing on corrugated shipping boxes to note NatureWorks PLA-based product in the supply chain.
The checklist and icons will also be available on the company's Web site at natureworkspla.com/care. Materials will be available on the website in a variety of languages, including Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Italian, and French by June 1, 2006.

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