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K-Cup coffee packs to be used to help power cement plant

A partnership between a cement supplier and Keurig’s Canadian subsidiary will enable 70,000 lb/yr of K-cups to be used as an alternative fuel source.
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New plastics-to-oil alliance formed

New group within the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division to support technologies that allow for the repurposing of non-recyclable plastics.
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Nonrecycled plastics present huge energy potential for Canada, says study

Study shows the nonrecycled plastics landfilled in Canada each year could supply enough energy to fuel 600,000+ cars or power almost 500,000 households.
Dow executive unveils plans for flexible packaging innovations
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Dow executive unveils plans for flexible packaging innovations

If you’re seeking insight into the latest innovations in pouches and other types of flexible packaging, don’t miss this interview with Dave Kyle, Director of Marketing for Dow Packaging, filmed on-site at 2012 Pack Expo in Chicago. You’ll get insights on how the company is working with industry partners, and will, in the coming months, unveil new advances in packaging efficiency, convenience, shelf stability and sustainability - from material reduction to waste-to-energy technology.
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Solid waste association supports waste-to-energy

The Solid Waste Association of North America issues policy in support of the use of WTE technology, where it is consistent with EPA and local government programs.
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WTE: A valid pursuit for packagers?

Conference clarifies the connection between sustainable packaging and today’s Waste-to-Energy technology.
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Waste-to-Energy Exchange outlines opportunities from waste

Speakers discuss obstacles, such as public perception, as well as opportunities for clean energy through the use of nonrecyclable waste.
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Study cites alternative energy opportunities from nonrecycled plastics

Columbia University study funded by ACC calculates the energy and electricity potential available from the nonrecycled plastics currently disposed of in U.S. landfills.
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Waste-to-Energy Exchange debuts in November

Greener Package and AIChE’s Institute for Sustainability will produce one of the first programs for packaging professionals focused solely on Waste-to-Energy issues.
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Dow pilots recycled plastic-to-energy system

Scrap film is incinerated to recover 96% of available energy, equivalent to 11.1 million BTUs of natural gas.

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