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Report: EPS recycling increasing steadily for 20 years

According to the ‘2010 EPS Recycling Rate Report,’ 28% of post-consumer and post-commercial EPS was recycled last year—an 8% increase over 2008.
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Pyrolosis the key to award-winning recycling process

For the first time ever, Pyrolosis, which is the process of heating up material in the absence of oxygen, is being used to separate plastic and aluminum in the recycled-beverage cartons stream.
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Canadian retailers address PET thermoform recycling

A new test protocol has been introduced to determine the impact of labels and adhesives on PET thermoform package recycling.
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Recyclable airless dispenser a winner for cosmetic applications

A Gold winner demonstrating innovation and sustainability, the Eden all-plastic airless cosmetic dispenser from Aptar.
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A virtuous cycle indeed

Winner of a Gold Award was The Virtuous Cycle, a reverse logistics approach in Brazil that diverts used multilayer agrochemical bottles from landfills and steers them instead into high-value recycled content.
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PAC NEXT group launched to facilitate zero packaging waste

PAC has announced a new multi-stakeholder group tasked with moving the packaging industry toward zero waste.
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Arthrex enjoys multiple benefits from Wire Coil Clamshell package

Labor savings, material savings, and environmental gains award Arthrex for its thermoformed medical device package.
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Supply-chain collaboration advances cup-to-cup recycling

In 2009, Starbucks publicly announced a goal to make 100% of its cups—that’s 4 billion cups globally each year—recyclable or reusable by 2015
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Molded-pulp bottle disrupts laundry detergent category

The Seventh Generation container consists of a molded-pulp outer shell made from 70% recycled cardboard (OCC) and 30% old newspapers (ONP) that can be recycled up to seven times.
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GreenBlue releases guidelines for designing recyclable, compostable packaging

Design for Recovery Guidelines for Aluminum, Steel, Glass, and Paper Packaging designed to promote more effective material recovery system.

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