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Plastic film recycling inching forward in U.S.

Report shows a 1% increase in recycling of post-consumer film packaging from 2011 to 2012 and outlines opportunities for further growth.
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New bag-in-box wine pack is recyclable

The Naked Grape Wine introduces a new 3-L bag-in-box package that it says is the first to be fully recyclable anywhere in the country.
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EPR best practices identified

New study of 11 international extended producer responsibility programs sheds light on ways to both optimize and harmonize solutions for managing packaging waste.
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Students recycle for playground equipment

In a new contest sponsored by Colgate, ShopRite, and TerraCycle, east coast schools compete for playground equipment by recycling Colgate packaging.
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Free toolkit on foodservice packaging recovery released

Content includes case studies of successful recovery and reuse programs, interactive maps spotlighting opportunities for recovery, and results from recent studies.
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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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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
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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 has released results from its cost-benefit analysis study on an American system for market-based recycling.
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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.

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