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AMERIPEN to share 100 largest U.S. cities recycling data

A free webinar on Dec. 19 will highlight some of the preliminary results of AMERIPEN’s survey of recovery activities in the 100 largest U.S. cities.
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Carton Council achieves 40% access to carton recycling in the U.S.

The ‘Faces of 40’ demonstrate the growing and diverse group of stakeholders helping to bring carton recycling to more communities, adding 26.9 million households since 2009.
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Laminations: Shipper/display units

Suitable for one-way shipping and retail applications, when a custom-designed display is too much and product on a pallet is not enough, the PalletTop Display product from Laminations, part of Great Northern Corporation’s Specialty Group, uses a unique combination of Laminations products to create a fast, inexpensive solution for easy setup and take down of shipping/display shelving that is lightweight, recyclable and sturdy.
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Roberts PolyPro: Semi-automatic handle applicator

Designed for customers that want to expand into nearby markets, but can’t justify the expense of a fully-automatic handle applicator at an early stage of market development, an innovative semi-automatic handle applicator from Roberts PolyPro, a division of Pro Mach, produces 15-to-17 cases/min. with a single attendant.
Pack Expo 2012: Stretch sleeve labels require no heat
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Pack Expo 2012: Stretch sleeve labels require no heat

High-elasticity stretch sleeve labels from MRI are applied by machinery made by PDC International. These PE labels require no heat for shrinking.
The Heineken PET Chill Pack.
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Emballage 2012: Day one

Gorgeous 4-L kegs of Heineken sold at retail, a light-as-a-feather ISBM PET container for dispensing hand soap in institutional settings, and a new PET tray for chilled meat and fish that’s compelling from a sustainable packaging standpoint—all this and a whole lot more were on display at Emballage 2012 on day one.
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AMERIPEN makes progress toward material recovery

Group publishes interactive, Web-based knowledge maps that compile packaging data by type across all phases of the recovery system.
Shrink-sleeve label material is recycling-friendly
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Shrink-sleeve label material is recycling-friendly

From ExxonMobil, this drop-in replacement for traditional shrink sleeve label material has a big advantage from a recycling standpoint, because when PET bottles are ground up in the recycling process, the label material floats while the PET flakes sink.
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Tom’s of Maine launches collection program for recycling

Under new “brigade,” Tom’s will accept a range of personal care product packaging, regardless of brand. New initiative launches with a sweepstakes competition.
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Intelipac Innovations Limited : Water soluble reusable bag

Made from a special blend material that is IP protected, Intelipac Innovations’ water soluble reusable bag can be reused over and over again and once the bag is no longer useable it can be dissolved in water.

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