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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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AMERIPEN identifies top priorities

At first member meeting, AMERIPEN selects education, resource recovery, and EPR as focus areas for 2011-2012.
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Access to recycling is more widespread than believed

A new study indicates that 94% of Americans have access to plastic bottle recycling, while 40% can recycle other types of plastic containers.
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Coke-backed program in Latin America integrates informal waste recyclers

Program integrates informal waste collectors into the formal recycling market to improve their economic and social situation.
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Plastic Technologies Inc: Bottle technology offers UV barrier for dairy applications

Plastic Technologies’ oPTI™ lightweight foamed PET container blow molding process is available for dairy applications via both stock and custom options.  
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Sustainable packaging visionaries

President Jamie Gott and executive vice president Sandy Gott of Feversham, Ontario-based bottled water marketer Ice River Springs talk about their firm’s new bottle-to-bottle PET recycling capabilities—and much, much more.

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