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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.
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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.
Alunimum cans
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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.
Pure-Pak Sense carton
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Elopak: Easy-to-use/recycle carton

The Pure-Pak Sense carton features new easy-to-fold lines to enable consumers to fold the carton and squeeze out more of the product, as well as enable convenient flattening of the empty carton to reduce volume in waste or recycling facilities.
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Less corrugated to landfill as wax coating usage drops

The Corrugated Packaging Alliance reports that just 3% of corrugated volume in 2013 used wax coatings, helping the recycling rate for old corrugated containers reach 88.5%.
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Paper explores Extended Producer Responsibility challenges

A new discussion paper looks at the hurdles to implementing EPR at the local government level and proposes a platform for support and advancement of the policy.
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Does food residue impact the recycling of foodservice packaging?

The Foodservice Packaging Institute completes a second study to understand whether food contamination is a real or perceived barrier to recovering more packaging materials.

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