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Recycling of nonbottle rigid plastics jumps nearly 50% in two years

Growth attributed to reclaimers’ increased willingness to accept mixed plastics, greater access by households to collection of these plastics, and industry collaboration.
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A closed-loop RPET first
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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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U.S. demand for green packaging to reach $41.7 billion in 2014

Fastest gains are expected for degradable packaging and plastic recycled-content packaging, reveals new study from Freedonia.
STANDUP POUCH. Characteristics that mark this standup pouch are consumer convenience, long shelf life, and sustainability advant
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Co-packer puts Sunkist brand front and center

A hot-fill standup pouch with a patented dispensing feature is just one of the innovative packaging formats that Protica is launching under the well-known Sunkist brand.
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Container and Pooling Solutions Inc (CAPS): Collapsible liquid bulk containers

CAPS (Container and Pooling Solutions) 315-gallon liquid bulk containers are collapsible and reusable.
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Focus on what you can control--anything can happen if you try

The economy has been going backward-to-sideways long enough. It is time to recover.
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Recyclable holographic effect puts the 'wow' in Gillette razor

The "trifecta" in package design today is a package that delivers sales results for a brand while also being environmentally friendly and reducing materials use and costs.
X-RAY INSPECTION. Contract packager Pharma Tech employs this system to inspect OTC and Rx products packed in metalized film pack
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PTI thrives on inspection/metal detection systems

Contract manufacturer's Royston, GA, facility uses machinery for quality, also gaining economic benefits.
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Curwood: Film for bulk-liquid pouches

Liquiflex Advance film from Curwood is an ultra-tough, sustainable packaging option for processors of bulk liquids and semi-liquids such as sauces, soups, and stews.
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Distribution packaging and containerization

Strong packaging and a solid intermodal container are necessary for getting cargo to global markets, but more is required.

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