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Free 'Plastics Recycling Terms & Tools' released

A new set of resources includes a common set of outreach terms for community recycling coordinators to use when educating residents about what plastics to recycle.
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Mondelez eliminates 48 million lb of packaging

Mondelez’ first progress report on its Call for Well-Being initiative shows that it is well on its way to meeting its goal of eliminating 50 million lb of packaging by 2015.
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Absolut bottle celebrates Andy Warhol

Absolut bottles Any Warhol’s creativity with a limited-edition design that replicates the artist’s original Warhol Absolut painting from 1986.
Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024
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Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024

Healthcare packaging and packaging for other consumer goods will remain the fastest-growing segments.
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APR releases PP model bale specification

As the supply of post-consumer recycled PP reaches a critical mass, the association releases a model bale specification to reduce the contamination of material in PP bales.
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Single-serve wine packaging stacks up

Created for women who appreciate style, a new wine brand from TV personality Giuliana Rancic employs the stacked-wine package concept for by-the-glass consumption.
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Tequila bottle redesign emphasizes heritage, authenticity

Premium tequila brand Cazadores celebrates Mexican heritage with new bottle and label design that emphasize the product’s long history and rich tradition.
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Recycling Partnership gets rolling with first three cities

A public/private group formed at this year’s Walmart Expo, the Recycling Partnership announces it will assist four U.S. cities to improve their recycling systems.
Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements
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Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements

Package graphics communicate to consumers that the product is made from 100% natural fiber found in fruits and vegetables.
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PMMI welcomes 29 new members

The Board of Directors of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, welcomed 29 new PMMI member companies today.
PMMI has announced its intention to purchase Summit Media Group.
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PMMI announces intention to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc.

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has entered into an agreement to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc., publisher of Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, and Contract Packaging.
ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
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Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.
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Robots and packaging

Robots have made themselves mighty comfortable in packaging operations lately.
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65% of consumers confused over plastics recycling

Opinion poll shows that consumer confusion over which plastics to recycle and where to dispose of them creates major hurdle to growth of recycling.
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Funding available for use of How2Recycle label

Organizations offer funding to brand owners, packaging manufacturers, and retailers interested in implementing the SPC’s How2Recycle on-pack labeling system.

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