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Automated Packaging Systems: EarthAware™ biodegradable and recycled film bags for greater sustainability

Data sheets from Automated Packaging Systems provide details of the EarthAware lines of biodegradable and recycled poly-film bags.
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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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U.S. demand for PCR plastic to reach 3.5 billion lb in 2016

While demand for PCR plastic is set to grow 6.5% in the U.S. in the next four years, the overall rate of recycling will remain low—less than 7% of the total plastic demand.
Klockner Pentaform SmartCycle film
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Klockner Pentaplast: PET films use 100% PCR content

The Pentaform SmartCycle film product line from Klockner Pentaplast has been extended to include Pentaform SmartCycle PET films consisting of 100% post-consumer-recycled (PCR) content.
Corner, edge protector results in sustainable, temporary rack display
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Corner, edge protector results in sustainable, temporary rack display

PACK EXPO 2012: Great Northern Corp.'s Laminations division has employed its VBoard edge-protection product to create the preformed PalletTop display for applications requiring a sturdy, industrial solution. VBoard laminated paperboard is made from recycled, recyclable materials.
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Weis Markets to use 100% recyclable PET MAP trays for meat

Working with custom thermoformer, the grocery chain embarks on development of first closed-loop recyclable meat tray.
KW Plastics is the first domestic reprocessor to collect and recycle woven and nonwoven flexible PP.
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Plastics recycling innovators recognized

The American Chemistry Council honors KW Plastics, Safeplay Systems, and Sony Electronics for developing innovative products using PCR plastics.
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Placon: Multi-compartment food containers

Designed for cut fruit, vegetables, nuts, candy, and cheese, Placon’s Fresh ‘n Clear divided bowls contain up to 100% food-safe, post-consumer recycled materials.
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New soap bottles partially sourced from ocean plastic

Eco-conscious household/personal care products maker Method offers limited-edition soap in bottle made from ocean-recovered and PCR HDPE plastic.
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Placon: Tamper-evident deli containers are eco-friendly

Made with 100% recycled PETE, Placon’s Evolutions is a new line of deli containers made with EcoStar and provides sustainability, safety, inventory reduction, and product salability.

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