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EPS industry shows slow but steady rise in recycling rates

Post-industrial and post-consumer EPS recycling increased in 2012 from 71.3 million to 93.7 million pounds, due to greater consumer participation.
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C-store and PepsiCo recycling program diverts 6,000 lb of waste in 2013

A recycling initiative between c-store Kum & Go in Tulsa and PepsiCo facilitates on-the-go recycling and earns these companies a recycling award.
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Recycling of HDPE bottles tops 1 billion lbs in 2012

Annual report shows that for the twenty-third consecutive year, Americans have increased the pounds of plastic bottles returned for recycling.
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Aluminum can is still the most recycled beverage container

The U.S. aluminum industry achieves a recycling rate of 67%—its highest since the 1990s.
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29 million tons of corrugated recycled in 2012

A clever infographic demonstrates the advantages of recycling corrugated material and using recycled corrugated throughout the packaging supply chain.
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200 million drink pouches recycled by U.S. communities

Capri Sun sweetens the pot, giving participants in the Drink Pouch Brigade greater incentives to collect and return empty packaging for upcycling.
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U.S. PET recycling rate climbs to highest rate yet: 30.8%

Report shows highest domestic recycling rate to date in 2012; however, supply of RPET could not keep up with demand, and declining bale yield remained an issue.
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Recyclable cheese pack provides functional benefits too

FrieslandCampina partners with resin and film suppliers to develop a recyclable bottom sheet for its cheese packaging that can be recycled.
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Milwaukee gets word out on plastic film recycling

Milwaukee engages in partnerships to encourage consumers to recycle not just plastic bags, but also plastic film wraps used for product packaging as well.
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Berry Plastics: Recyclable thermal management packaging solution

A patent-pending fully-recyclable thermal management packaging solution, Versalite, from Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is being introduced in the form of hot and cold to-go cups.

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