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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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Plastic film recycling inching forward in U.S.

Report shows a 1% increase in recycling of post-consumer film packaging from 2011 to 2012 and outlines opportunities for further growth.
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New bag-in-box wine pack is recyclable

The Naked Grape Wine introduces a new 3-L bag-in-box package that it says is the first to be fully recyclable anywhere in the country.
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EPR best practices identified

New study of 11 international extended producer responsibility programs sheds light on ways to both optimize and harmonize solutions for managing packaging waste.
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Students recycle for playground equipment

In a new contest sponsored by Colgate, ShopRite, and TerraCycle, east coast schools compete for playground equipment by recycling Colgate packaging.
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Free toolkit on foodservice packaging recovery released

Content includes case studies of successful recovery and reuse programs, interactive maps spotlighting opportunities for recovery, and results from recent studies.

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