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Plastics recycling in Europe: opportunities and challenges

Organizer of the K 2013 plastics and rubber show in Europe shares insights on the state of plastics recycling in Europe, including hurdles and new technologies.
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AMERIPEN Webcast to outline 100-cities survey results

A free Webcast will provide analysis of the results of AMERIPEN’s research into the packaging material recovery systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities.
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Amcor Flexibles: Recyclable deli pack offers kraft-paper look

Amcor’s recyclable Packpyrus is a thermoformable cellulose-based packaging solution that provides oxygen-barrier protection for pre-sliced products like meat or cheese.
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Sleeve eases separation from bottles or cups via automated recycling processes

Newly launched low-density polyolefin sleeve improves recycling efficiency, offers print options for various applications.
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Campaign on sustainability benefits of steel packaging launches

Following a study showing that lack of information on sustainable packaging is a problem for CPGs, a campaign has been launched to promote the benefits of steel.
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Degradable additives hinder recycling, says plastic recyclers association

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers reiterates its opposition to the use of degradable additives in plastic packaging, citing recycling and next-use life issues.
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PET water bottles: recycling grows, while weight drops

New studies show that the recycling rate for bottled water reached nearly 39% in 2011, while amount of PET plastic used in bottled water containers continues to drop.
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Winners of $25,000 packaging innovation challenge announced

Three winners meet the challenge of developing ‘More Sustainable and Effective Approaches for Delivering Micronutrient Powders.’
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Plastic film recycling rises to 1 billion lb annually

A new report reveals that in 2011 plastic film recycling rose by 4% to reach 1 billion lb annually—a new high for the recovery of plastic bags, wraps, and shrink film.
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San Jose rejects foam foodservice recycling, bucking California trend

Although PS foam packaging is the only foodservice packaging recycled in CA, San Jose City Council restricts its use; plastics makers urge council to reconsider.

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