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Earth Day Festival at Virginia Tech

by Laszlo Horvath

April 18-22, 2011

During April 18-22, a weeklong celebration was organized by the Environmental Coalition at Virginia Tech to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Students from the Institute of Packaging Professional (IoPP) Virginia Chapter also had a booth on the Earth Day Festival where the chapter was displaying sustainable packaging solutions including containers made of biodegradable plastic.

WS&FP Packaging Students Participate in International Corrugated Packaging Foundation Teleconference

by Robert Bush

February 23, 2011

Students and faculty members involved in the Virginia Tech packaging program participated in the recent International
Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) 12th Annual Careers in Corrugated Teleconference on February 23, 2011. The live event originated from Michigan State University and included students at seventeen colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada. Participation in the 2011 teleconference broke all previous records and Virginia Tech was well represented

Triad Packaging, Inc Visits the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products

by Young Teck Kim

March17, 2011

Students in Dr. Bush’s Principles of Packaging course and Dr. Kim’s Paper and Paperboard Packaging course met with representatives from Triad Packaging, Inc. ( on March 17th.

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