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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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New PET nut container provides clear benefits

A new see-through PET container for Fisher Nuts provides more sustainability, as well as a greater perception of freshness than former composite can packaging.
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Water in 24-oz aluminum cans

Denver-based New Age Beverage distribution company has launched Just Pure Water, an unsweetened, zero-calorie, purified water infused with the natural essences of three popular flavors: lemon-lime, orange, or berry.

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