Feature Article

Coffee pod recycling in the U.S.: How likely?

A LinkedIn discussion around the likelihood of consumers bringing used coffee pods into a collection center, if given the opportunity, raises a range of issues.
E-Book Special Report
Total Cost of Ownership
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this E-Book Special Report to learn how to calculate the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your packaging machinery.

A tour of a recycling center

Tour educates on the facility’s operations.

Major public-private recycling initiative unveiled

Announced at the Walmart Expo, the initiative projects possible recovery of 1 billion pounds of recyclables from 10 cities.
Package Case Study

Nespresso launches compostable collection bag for coffee capsule recycling

Made from paper-based materials with a biopolymer coating, a new collection bag for Nespresso allows Austrian customers to conveniently gather coffee capsules for recycling.
Materials Product Brief

Amcor: Recyclable lidding films

Able to be sealed directly onto APET trays, Amcor N-Gage from Amcor Flexibles is a mono-material, high-barrier, peelable lidding film that is said to reduce packaging weight by at least 10%, and makes it possible for consumers to recycle the entire package – lidding and tray.

Video: Recyclable seafood box trial a success

Global Green USA's Coalition for Resource Recovery carries out a pilot project to tackle this challenge in New Orleans: Can recyclable boxes be used to ship seafood?

Foodservice packaging recycling myths dispelled

A survey of 700 material recovery facilities uncovers those factors affecting the acceptance of foodservice packaging.

Colgate commits to significant recyclable packaging policy

Following engagement with nonprofit As You Sow, Colgate-Palmolive commits to making 100% of the packaging for three of its product categories 100% recyclable by 2020.

Clothier finds use for recycled water bottles

North Carolina clothing maker Dirtball keeps 100,000 plastic water bottles out of landfills for every 10,000 pairs of Dirt Short Chinos it makes.

Plastic film recycling inching forward in U.S.

Report shows a 1% increase in recycling of post-consumer film packaging from 2011 to 2012 and outlines opportunities for further growth.


Subscribe to Recycling


Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.