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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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Materials Product Brief

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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Materials Product Brief

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.

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.

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.

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.

Winners of $25,000 packaging innovation challenge announced

Three winners meet the challenge of developing ‘More Sustainable and Effective Approaches for Delivering Micronutrient Powders.’

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.

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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New materials recycling challenges addressed

When it comes to packaging materials, innovation and recycling are sometimes at odds.


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