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Evolving recycling stream is subject of new report

Report looks at recent and anticipated changes in municipal solid waste streams, principally plastics, to foster greater understanding among supply chain members.
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Keurig coffee-to-go pods are recyclable

A new hot beverage pod from Keurig, the K-Mug, joins two other pod formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system that are now available in recyclable polypropylene.
Off The Shelf: Nestle’s paper bottle
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Off The Shelf: Nestle’s paper bottle

The six-pounder is heavy enough, but the 10.5-lb molded pulp container for Nestle Purina Petcare’s premium kitty litter is an impressive accomplishment.
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P&G to use How2Recycle Label

Procter & Gamble to add SPC’s How2Recycle Label on its Dawn dish detergent packaging to encourage consumers to recycle the bottle as well as the cap.
Farris Flavored Water with recyclable p-s labels
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Constantia Flexibles: Recyclable pressure-sensitive labels

Constantia and Spear introduce p-s labels compatible with PET bottle recycling.
A poster available to retailers provides information on how to recycle plastic bags and wraps at in-store collection programs.
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Plastic bag and wrap recycling up 11% in 2013

Efforts by grocers, retailers, and associations are helping to boost consumer awareness and participation in plastic film recycling, according to new report.
Lily Kelly takes a look at the boxes after they arrive in St. Louis.
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Global Green tests recyclable produce shippers

The nation’s largest grocer works with Global Green to test the integrity of recyclable shippers for heavy produce items traveling 750 miles.
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Report calls out food/beverage brands for poor sustainability policies

A new report analyzes the sustainable packaging practices of 47 fast-food chains, beverage companies, and consumer goods companies, highlighting leaders and laggards.
Biopac’s new range of compostable containers
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Biopac: Compostable containers

Available in a variety of round, square, and rectangular bowls with different depths, Biopac’s new range of compostable containers (made from bagasse, a fully-compostable, natural, abundant, and renewable resource) with clear RPET lids made from RPET is fully compostable and recyclable.
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Aluminum cans gain in sustainability

A report updating a 2010 LCA of aluminum cans reports a reduced carbon footprint and weight, and increased recycled content.

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