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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?

Foodservice packaging recycling myths dispelled

A survey of 700 material recovery facilities uncovers those factors affecting the acceptance of foodservice packaging.

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.

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.

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.
Package Case Study

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.

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.

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.

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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