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Cost of recycling: EPR gains ground in U.S.

Local and state governments’ lack of funds and brand owners’ desire to see their packaging materials recycled are driving a movement toward EPR in the U.S.
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New program advises: Keep your caps on

New ‘Caps On’ initiative encourages communities to ask residents to include caps on plastic bottles at the time of recycling.

Road map for more effective U.S. material recovery systems released

GreenBlue offers a free, 90-page report that documents a range of material recovery systems throughout the world that could be adopted in the U.S.

Widget calculates energy from recyclables

The EPA releases a widget the can be used to determine the energy saved by recycling various types of packaging versus landfilling.

100 projects identified to reduce plastics-based marine litter

ACC joins other plastics industry stakeholders to outline a global action plan for solutions to marine litter. Plan identifies 100 projects across 32 countries.

CPGs, pack suppliers support America Recycles Day

The 2011 celebration of America Recycles Day, on Nov. 15, will include events sponsored by companies such as PepsiCo, that encourage consumer recycling.
Materials Product Brief

O. Berk Company: Leak-free, all-plastic lotion pumps are recyclable

Designed for soaps, lotions, ointments, skin cleansers, sunscreens, moisturizers and more, O.Berk’s “All-Plastic” Lotion Pumps feature a distinctive visual style and smooth dispensing action, with superior top-lifting force and high load resistance.
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New packaging recovery label system to debut in 2012

The voluntary label from GreenBlue has been designed to help reduce consumer confusion over recycling and to provide a consistent, accurate labeling system.
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2010 PET container recycling rate reaches 29%

Report records seventh straight year of U.S. PET recycling rate increase.
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Waste Management invests in Recyclebank

WM to provide access to Recyclebank’s green rewards program to its nearly 20 million customers; Recyclebank to assume WM’s Greenopolis social recycling platform


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