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Placon: Eco-friendly PET thermoformed food container

Featuring an eco-friendly recycled material and tamper-evident design, Placon’s Crystal Seal reFresh packaging line eliminates unnecessary sidewall ribbing for strong visual appeal with excellent versatility in fresh, cold and dry food merchandising including fresh cut fruit and vegetables, sandwiches, cookies, and single slices of pie.
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Coffee pod recycling in the U.S.: How likely?

A LinkedIn discussion around the likelihood of consumers bringing used coffee pods into a collection center, if given the opportunity, raises a range of issues.
Column/Opinion
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A tour of a recycling center

Tour educates on the facility’s operations.
News
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Major public-private recycling initiative unveiled

Announced at the Walmart Expo, the initiative projects possible recovery of 1 billion pounds of recyclables from 10 cities.
Package Case Study
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Nespresso launches compostable collection bag for coffee capsule recycling

Made from paper-based materials with a biopolymer coating, a new collection bag for Nespresso allows Austrian customers to conveniently gather coffee capsules for recycling.
Materials Product Brief
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Amcor: Recyclable lidding films

Able to be sealed directly onto APET trays, Amcor N-Gage from Amcor Flexibles is a mono-material, high-barrier, peelable lidding film that is said to reduce packaging weight by at least 10%, and makes it possible for consumers to recycle the entire package – lidding and tray.
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Video: Recyclable seafood box trial a success

Global Green USA's Coalition for Resource Recovery carries out a pilot project to tackle this challenge in New Orleans: Can recyclable boxes be used to ship seafood?
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Foodservice packaging recycling myths dispelled

A survey of 700 material recovery facilities uncovers those factors affecting the acceptance of foodservice packaging.
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Colgate commits to significant recyclable packaging policy

Following engagement with nonprofit As You Sow, Colgate-Palmolive commits to making 100% of the packaging for three of its product categories 100% recyclable by 2020.
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Clothier finds use for recycled water bottles

North Carolina clothing maker Dirtball keeps 100,000 plastic water bottles out of landfills for every 10,000 pairs of Dirt Short Chinos it makes.

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