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Biopac’s new range of compostable containers
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Biopac: Compostable containers

Available in a variety of round, square, and rectangular bowls with different depths, Biopac’s new range of compostable containers (made from bagasse, a fully-compostable, natural, abundant, and renewable resource) with clear RPET lids made from RPET is fully compostable and recyclable.
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Alunimum cans
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Aluminum cans gain in sustainability

A report updating a 2010 LCA of aluminum cans reports a reduced carbon footprint and weight, and increased recycled content.
Pure-Pak Sense carton
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Elopak: Easy-to-use/recycle carton

The Pure-Pak Sense carton features new easy-to-fold lines to enable consumers to fold the carton and squeeze out more of the product, as well as enable convenient flattening of the empty carton to reduce volume in waste or recycling facilities.
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Less corrugated to landfill as wax coating usage drops

The Corrugated Packaging Alliance reports that just 3% of corrugated volume in 2013 used wax coatings, helping the recycling rate for old corrugated containers reach 88.5%.
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Paper explores Extended Producer Responsibility challenges

A new discussion paper looks at the hurdles to implementing EPR at the local government level and proposes a platform for support and advancement of the policy.
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Does food residue impact the recycling of foodservice packaging?

The Foodservice Packaging Institute completes a second study to understand whether food contamination is a real or perceived barrier to recovering more packaging materials.
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Zero-interest loans offered to boost recycling infrastructure

The Closed Loop Fund, made up of major CPGs and retailers, offers municipalities zero-interest loans in order to spur the development of recycling infrastructure and services.
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Americans continue to recycle more plastic bottles

The “National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report” shows a 4.3% increase in recycling of HDPE, PP, and PET bottles, to 2.9 billion pounds, in 2013.
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U.S. PET recycling rate hits 31% in 2013

Strong end-use markets drive growth in domestic PET processing, but challenges remain.
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Sleeve Label Working Group releases recommendations

Final report provides recommendations the packaging industry can use to mitigate the impact of sleeve labels on the recycling of PET bottles.

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