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.

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.
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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.

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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