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Executive summary details 100 Cities Packaging Recovery research

Publication summarizes AMERIPENS’ research on the adoption of best practices and the effectiveness/efficiency of recovering packaging materials the U.S.’s 100 largest cities.
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Delabeling: A recycling solution for full-wrap label PET bottles?

The Full-Wrap Label Consortium investigates solutions to the recycling stream issues surrounding full-wrap labels on PET bottles.
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Vending machine dispenses 'free' T-shirts made from recycled plastics

To celebrate New York Fashion Week as well as eco-chic clothing, the Plastics Make it Possible initiave sponsors a vending machine that dispenses recycled plastic T-shirts.
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Testing confirms select grades of paperboard with EarthCoating are recyclable

Smart Planet Technologies, Inc. has announced that select paperboard grades with EarthCoating® have successfully completed recyclability and repulpability testing.
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Three strategies identified for increased material recovery in the U.S.

White paper from AMERIPEN identifies three successful recycling strategies from around the globe: unit-based pricing; disposal bans; and recycling mandates.
Sandra Lewis, Vice President of Government Relations and Industry Affairs, Earth911, Inc.
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Consumers: The solution to recycling?

Have we given up on changing consumer behavior around package material recycling? Or, are there tools that we can use to ‘move the needle forward.’ Earth911 thinks change is possible.
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End bans, fees on recyclable paper and plastic bags, says industry association

In a new policy, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries calls on policy makers to consider the impact on the recycling industry of bans on recyclable paper and plastic bags.
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Nestlé Pure Life teams with KAB to promote recycling in schools

Third Recycle-Bowl recycling competition helps students learn about waste reduction and environmental responsibility. Top recyclers in each state will receive $1,000.
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Scrap recycling industry employs half a million in U.S.

New study shows the scrap recycling industry, generating more than $87 billion annually in the U.S., serves as an economic driver, a job creator, and a major exporter.
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Crown: Metal toy, game packaging

Enhanced metal packaging from CROWN Speciality Packaging North America, helps game and toy companies stand out in the entertainment industry and provide numerous sustainability options.

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