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PET Recycling Report
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Good news for 2014 PET recycling rates

U.S. PET container recycling rate for 2014 holds at 31%, while rPET usage in domestic markets hits an all-time high, according to annual NAPCOR/APR report.
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CoRR
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Running toward recycling

The U.S.’s largest cross country meet partners with Global Green U.S. to pilot a recycling initiative expected to help identify best practices for paper cup fiber recovery.
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How effective are MRFs at sorting flexible film?

That’s the question industry collaborative Materials Recovery for the Future hopes to answer through new sortation research aimed at driving solutions for increased recovery rates.
Open up to cans
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Cans come out on top in new consumer preference study

When it comes to choosing a beverage, consumers say aluminum cans provide greater sustainability, a better taste experience, and enhanced shelf appeal, says CMI study.
Mixed bales
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What will you find in a mixed rigid plastic bale?

APR releases results of a study that catalogs the composition of mixed rigid bales to advance the expansion of plastics recycling beyond non-rigid bottles.
Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles
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Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles

New research study indicates that PET bottles exposed to UV light negatively impact processing/visual attributes of next-generation bottles.
reCUP
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Smart Planet Technologies: Recyclable paper cup

Smart Planet Technologies, Inc. announces the commercial availablity of the reCUP™, the first commercially available paper cup engineered for recyclability.
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How can we get more recyclables recycled?

A new study looks at how recyclable materials flow through several different types of MRFs, with the intent of better understanding how to increase the recycling of packaging.
Stephen Sikra, P&G Research and Development Manager
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P&G puts focus on PE film recycling

P&G joins the American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group to develop and encourage local recycling programs. P&G R&D Manager Stephen Sikra explains why.
Essentra: Inserts
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Essentra: Inserts

Plurium Booklet and ComboPack leaflets offer a cost-effective, flexible option for healthcare packagers.

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