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Recyclable seafood boxes tested in New Orleans

Pilot conducted in New Orleans tests the viability of recyclable coated corrugated boxes for seafood in place of nonrecyclable paraffin-coated cardboard.
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AMERIPEN plots areas of improvement for material recovery

AMERIPEN shares its analysis of the 100 Cities survey data to uncover opportunities to optimize packaging material recovery and the value proposition such opportunities provide.
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Collaboration enables sustainable win

Partnership inspired by Walmart’s sustainability efforts rolls out program in Canada to enable increased recycling of nonbottle rigid thermoform packaging, with great success.
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ACH Foam Technologies: Hot weather wine shippers

Developed to provide a shipping method for wine that delivers a constant, stable temperature for approximately 72 hours, ACH Foam Technologies' WineLoc thermal summer wine shippers have been reconfigured to offer added packaging options and increased protection of bottles during transit.
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New campaign seeks to make recycling a daily social norm

Public service advertising campaign from Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council, includes a new website, a localized search tool for recycling information, and more.
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Mondi: Eco-friendly woven plastic bag

Suitable for fertilizer, seeds, flour, sugar, rice, and pet food, Mondi’s PolyWoven Bag is an easy to palletize, lightweight, pinch bottom consumer packaging bag produced using extrusion lamination technology suitable for automatic filling systems.
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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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