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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.
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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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Aveda launches package recycling program

Aveda’s new Full Circle recycling program allows customers to return packaging not accepted by municipal programs to be recycled, reused, or burned for energy recovery.
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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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