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Germany now targets fast food ware

International companies are still responding to Germany's environmental mandates on packaging and waste disposal. Last fall, one city and a Berlin-based federal court teamed up to put fast food disposable packaging in its sights.
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Playing Offense Looks Like Fun To Packaging Industry

"We have been fighting a defensive battle for a long time," said Richard Thornburg, director of government relations for the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), in assessing the impact of the November elections.
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Making performance paper greener

Mead joins list of papermakers to develop processes permitting recovery of troublesome paper packaging. Repulpable wet-strength board could be a major boost to paper recovery.
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New coalition aims at regulatory process

The business community wasted no time in organizing to take advantage of the more pro-business climate on Capitol Hill. FPA joined the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Printing Industries of America, the Society of the Plastics Industry and other organizations and companies in a new coalition whose primary goal is to see that the regulatory-related language contained in the House Republicans' "Contract with America" is enacted.
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Information management

J.L. Sherwin & Assoc. (Denville, NJ) has developed a packaging information management system designed to help companies make sound packaging decisions.
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FTC continues attack on enviroclaims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not letting up on its attack against unsubstantiated claims that packaging is biodegradable or otherwise environmentally friendly.
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Versatile vinyl clearly a winner

Innovation played the key role in this year's Vinyl in Packaging Awards competition. Some winners were decidedly "green" as well.

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