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Quadpack: rPET bottle/foam pump

Suitable for luxury organic brand personal products, Quadpack’s Eco Foamer uses a recycled PET (rPET) bottle sourced locally in Europe combined with the Apollo foam pump, and featuring high-end decoration options including color matching and metallized collars.
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Nyco: Polyolefin sleeve improves recycling

The new low density Polyolefin sleeve from Clondalkin Group company Nyco improves recycling efficiency by making it possible to separate shrink sleeves from PET bottles or cups using an automated recycling process.
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U.K. recycler celebrates anniversary with 500 million green bottles

In one year, Continuum Recycling—a joint venture of Coca-Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics—has processed half a billion bottles, doubling U.K.’s bottle-grade rPET supply.
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Museum selects paper-based protective packaging to build 'Recycle Reef'

An ocean reef made from paper-based packaging? Not what one would typically expect. But that’s exactly what visitors will see this summer at the Perot Museum in Dallas.
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Plastics recycling in Europe: opportunities and challenges

Organizer of the K 2013 plastics and rubber show in Europe shares insights on the state of plastics recycling in Europe, including hurdles and new technologies.
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AMERIPEN Webcast to outline 100-cities survey results

A free Webcast will provide analysis of the results of AMERIPEN’s research into the packaging material recovery systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities.
Materials Product Brief
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Amcor Flexibles: Recyclable deli pack offers kraft-paper look

Amcor’s recyclable Packpyrus is a thermoformable cellulose-based packaging solution that provides oxygen-barrier protection for pre-sliced products like meat or cheese.
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Sleeve eases separation from bottles or cups via automated recycling processes

Newly launched low-density polyolefin sleeve improves recycling efficiency, offers print options for various applications.
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Campaign on sustainability benefits of steel packaging launches

Following a study showing that lack of information on sustainable packaging is a problem for CPGs, a campaign has been launched to promote the benefits of steel.
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Degradable additives hinder recycling, says plastic recyclers association

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers reiterates its opposition to the use of degradable additives in plastic packaging, citing recycling and next-use life issues.

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