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61 million tons of trash recycled in 2009, says EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual report for 2009 on municipal solid waste (MSW) in the U.S., which includes a wealth of information on national recycling and composting trends.
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A closed-loop RPET first

Ice River Springs buys baled PET in metro Toronto, cleans it, and turns it into 100% PCR RPET water bottles that it fills and sends to the marketplace.
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Coca-Cola wins Mobius Awards for themed packaging

Designs reflect the spirit of the Winter Games and summer activities, and take home honors in the Packaging Design category.
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EPA releases 2009 waste disposal data

Containers and packaging make up the largest portion of MSW generated by weight: almost 30%, or about 72 million tons.
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Savvy marketers are leaning on value-added labels

Market niches are becoming more defined, with shorter production runs. With a shift in thinking, brands can improve ‘pickup power’ via an under-leveraged portion of the package—the label.
AROL FT performs critical bottling inspection tasks
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AROL FT performs critical bottling inspection tasks

Arol's FT System provides complete solutions for bottling line inspection and control systems.
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Understanding advances in mixed-load palletizing

White paper from Kuka Robotics explains how newest advances in mixed-load palletizing can reduce costs, streamline the supply chain, and save labor and floor costs.
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VERSATILE INFO. Bar codes, date codes, and customized product identifications can be printed on the cases and trays.
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Ink-jet coding system demonstrates reliability & longevity

Cott Beverages avoids costly downtime with easy-maintenance, workhorse coding equipment.
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Californians and recycling

Beverage container deposit law, born in Oregon in 1972, has since been enacted in U.S. 11 states.
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Coca Cola sued for misleading consumers

Center for Science in the Public Interests alleges vitaminwater labels and advertising are filled with "deceptive and unsubstantiated claims."

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