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Flexible Packaging Assn. releases industry segment analysis

Study analyzes the U.S. flexible packaging business by volume and financial value for industry segments.
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FPA's Earth Day present

In conjunction with Earth day 2013, an April 22 international event that mobilizes people to take action to protect the Earth’s environment, the Flexible Packaging Association has produced a presentation titled “Flexible Packaging: Contributing to Sustainability.”
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PET water bottles: recycling grows, while weight drops

New studies show that the recycling rate for bottled water reached nearly 39% in 2011, while amount of PET plastic used in bottled water containers continues to drop.
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Plastic film recycling rises to 1 billion lb annually

A new report reveals that in 2011 plastic film recycling rose by 4% to reach 1 billion lb annually—a new high for the recovery of plastic bags, wraps, and shrink film.
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San Jose rejects foam foodservice recycling, bucking California trend

Although PS foam packaging is the only foodservice packaging recycled in CA, San Jose City Council restricts its use; plastics makers urge council to reconsider.
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PET bottle with rigid liner shows promise for multiple applications

New package for the dispensing and delivery of sensitive chemicals offers shatter-resistance, a light weight, and full product evacuation; technology is available for license.
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New consortium addresses PET recycle stream issues

Members, representing the entire value chain, consider multiple solutions to the problem of full-wrap labels in the PET recycle stream.
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Performance, source reduction will help plastic film market

Freedonia projects demand for plastic film in the U.S. to grow 1.8% annually to 15.9 billion lb in 2016.
Compostable film wrap for Free Trade chocolates.
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Chocolate wrapped in compostable film

Alce Nero, an Italian consortium of organic producers and farmers, has chosen compostable material to wrap its range of Fair Trade chocolate.
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Nourish organic skincare line rooted in earth-friendly benefits

While product uses 100% organic ingredients, packaging contains a minimum of 25% recycled content and is recyclable.

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