In the wake of various mandates for beverage packaging in several European countries, the next steps in recycling regulation will apply to all packaging, according to Recycling Laws International, a new newsletter from Raymond Communications (Riverdale, MD).
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Mont Source Inc., Newport Beach, CA, introduced its 60-mL bottles of men's fragrances packaged in an unusual and elegant metal tin designed by Antista Design (Atlanta, GA) and manufactured by J.L Clark (Rockford, IL).
Recyclers and product marketers desperate for post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic material are renewing their calls for adherence to the Assn. of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers' Design Guidelines for Plastic Bottle Recycling.
Florida's advance disposal fee (ADF) law is due to expire this year, but proposals have been introduced in the legislature to extend the law. Consumers have been paying a 1¢/item fee since October 1993 for products whose packages don't meet mandated recycling standards.
Given the Republicans' legislative priorities, it is unlikely that Congress will pass any major environmental legislation this year. Senator John Chafee (R-RI), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said overhauls of Superfund, the Clean Water Act or the Endangered Species Act are unlikely.
New York-based Chock full o' Nuts Corp. has incorporated an easy-open ring-pull end on 12-oz cans of its new Cafe Blend line of coffee. Consumer appeal was the main attraction, says the firm's Andrea Bass.
Sengewald USA's 140ꯠ-sq-ft Marengo, IL, converting facility has added a third bag wicketer to produce 2- to 4-mil polyethylene bags at rates to 175/min, for food, nonfood and medical packaging applications.
A multimillion-dollar five-year contract was signed last month by Mobil Corp., Fairfax, VA, that gives Continental Plastic Containers (Norwalk, CT) an unusual management responsibility for Mobil's plastic packaging for motor oils.