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Mars Drinks debuts 100% recyclable Freshpack

Single-serve brewing system gets first two drink pouches in recyclable material, said to reduce the package footprint from 40% to 44%, depending on method of disposal.
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Cardia Bioplastics: Bio-container for nutritional supplement and cosmetics market

Designed to store vitamins, medical tablets, food and nutritional supplements, and cosmetic products, Cardia Bioplastics’ Biohybrid containers are food-contact compliant and fully recyclable.
Light weight and shatter resistance join with great shelf impact.
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Distinctive PET bottle for rum

The launch of McCormick Distilling Co.'s new Montego Bay Coconut Rum is marked by packaging with eye-catching design and color that gives the new brand strong shelf appeal.
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Earth day sees launch of coalition to push EPR

New coalition seeks to make manufacturers responsible for collecting and recycling the products and packaging they produce.
Nestle Easter egg range packaging is 100% recyclable.
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Nestle's 100% recyclable packs

Nestlé has become the first major confectioner to use 100% recyclable packaging across its entire Easter egg range.
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Recyclability, sustainability gain momentum at HealthPack 2012

Growing hospital waste is addressed in at least three different sessions at the Albuquerque event.
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Star Packaging Corporation: Recyclable stand-up pouches

From food and beverage to grass seeds and lawn products, Star Packaging’s TerraFLEX RP line of fully-recyclable stand-up pouches are made from 100% polyethylene and are said to offer superior performance to traditional plastic packaging while allowing for greater sustainability.
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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.
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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.

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