Recycling of rigid plastics surpasses 1 billion pounds

Report shows that rigid plastics recycling increased 10% in 2012 over the previous year, with polypropylene and polyethylene comprising the largest part.
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Materials Product Brief

Printpack: Polyolefin shrink label aids recycling

The EcoSkin family of products from Printpack consists of various materials in a substrate designed specifically to separate itself after the grinding process by floating to the top of water, allowing recyclers to skim the label off of the top of the water while retaining good quality PETG plastic at the bottom, ready for recycling.
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Poultry processor switches to 100% recyclable trays

Saudi Arabian food company selects PET-based poultry trays that provide 100% recyclability.
Donna Dempsey, Executive Director, AMERIPEN
Feature Article

AMERIPEN: Goals, progress, 'passion'

Association executive director Donna Dempsey shares insight on the mission of this new organization for packaging and the environment, and provides an update on its progress.
Recycling Reinvented released results from its cost-benefit analysis study on an American system for market-based recycling.

Working paper supports Extended Producer Responsibility

Results from a cost-benefit analysis of the American system for market-based recycling show an uptake in recycling at comparable costs to current systems.

Kiehl's collects 1.3 million containers for upcycling

Kiehl’s stores send consumer waste from its ‘Recycle & Be Rewarded’ program to recycler/upcycler, collecting up to 1.3 million bottles since 2009.
Materials Product Brief

Hexacomb: Environmentally-responsible display board

Now available to the European marketplace, Hexacomb’s Falconboard Print All White display board is a paper-based board designed for demanding wide-format, digital printing applications.

Recycling is the new green

In 2011, while interviewing Ryan L’Abbe, Vice President and General Manager of Blue Mountain Plastics, the recycling arm of Canadian water bottling company Ice River Springs, he told me something that has stuck with me ever since.

Is food residue a barrier to recycling foodservice packaging?

The Foodservice Packaging Institute conducts a study to understand if food contamination is a valid barrier to the recycling of foodservice packaging.

EPS industry shows slow but steady rise in recycling rates

Post-industrial and post-consumer EPS recycling increased in 2012 from 71.3 million to 93.7 million pounds, due to greater consumer participation.


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