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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.
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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.
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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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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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