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Mixed bales
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What will you find in a mixed rigid plastic bale?

APR releases results of a study that catalogs the composition of mixed rigid bales to advance the expansion of plastics recycling beyond non-rigid bottles.
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Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles
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Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles

New research study indicates that PET bottles exposed to UV light negatively impact processing/visual attributes of next-generation bottles.
reCUP
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Smart Planet Technologies: Recyclable paper cup

Smart Planet Technologies, Inc. announces the commercial availablity of the reCUP™, the first commercially available paper cup engineered for recyclability.
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How can we get more recyclables recycled?

A new study looks at how recyclable materials flow through several different types of MRFs, with the intent of better understanding how to increase the recycling of packaging.
Stephen Sikra, P&G Research and Development Manager
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P&G puts focus on PE film recycling

P&G joins the American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group to develop and encourage local recycling programs. P&G R&D Manager Stephen Sikra explains why.
Essentra: Inserts
Materials Product Brief
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Essentra: Inserts

Plurium Booklet and ComboPack leaflets offer a cost-effective, flexible option for healthcare packagers.
Aluminum can report
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Recycling rates: How do aluminum cans stack up?

New report provides a holistic approach to tracking the sustainability of aluminum cans and provides key findings on recycling rates, recycled content, and the value of aluminum scrap.
Rondo-Pak: Folding carton
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Rondo-Pak: Folding carton

Shock-resistant Safepack cartons protect sensitive products.
APR
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Study makes the case for recycling grocery rigid plastics

A new economic overview of recycling grocery rigid plastics reveals a 1,000-lb bale of recycled rigid plastic can be worth $100 to $200, making it a good source of revenue for grocers.
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P&G joins Flexible Film Recycling Group

As part of its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and that of its consumers, P&G has joined a self-funded group established to increase the recovery of flexible PE film, wraps, and bags.

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