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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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RPC Tedeco-Gizeh: Polypropylene-based container

Ppure containers from RPC Tedeco-Gizeh are made from a unique, ultra-clear polypropylene-based material that helps fresh and convenience food suppliers enhance brand image, emphasize product quality, and create effective on-shelf appeal.
AMERIPEN takes initiative on waste reduction, material recovery
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AMERIPEN takes initiative on waste reduction, material recovery

New AMERIPEN Executive Director Donna Dempsey provides an overview of some of the association's latest projects, including its 100 Cities Survey of packaging recovery in America's 100 largest cities, and its new white paper, €œAMERIPEN Analysis of Strategies and Financial Platforms to Increase the Recovery of Used Packaging.
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Dow: Recyclable stand up pouch

Manufactured with only one raw material –polyethylene – Dow’s 100% Polyethylene Stand Up Pouch is easier to recycle, and it can be used in a variety of markets including beverages, cosmetics, dry and frozen foods, and cleaning products.

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