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Mondelez eliminates 48 million lb of packaging

Mondelez’ first progress report on its Call for Well-Being initiative shows that it is well on its way to meeting its goal of eliminating 50 million lb of packaging by 2015.
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Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024
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Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024

Healthcare packaging and packaging for other consumer goods will remain the fastest-growing segments.
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APR releases PP model bale specification

As the supply of post-consumer recycled PP reaches a critical mass, the association releases a model bale specification to reduce the contamination of material in PP bales.
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Recycling Partnership gets rolling with first three cities

A public/private group formed at this year’s Walmart Expo, the Recycling Partnership announces it will assist four U.S. cities to improve their recycling systems.
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65% of consumers confused over plastics recycling

Opinion poll shows that consumer confusion over which plastics to recycle and where to dispose of them creates major hurdle to growth of recycling.
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Funding available for use of How2Recycle label

Organizations offer funding to brand owners, packaging manufacturers, and retailers interested in implementing the SPC’s How2Recycle on-pack labeling system.
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Coca-Cola further invests in biobased resin for PlantBottle

The Coca-Cola Company is making an additional investment in paraxylene company Virent to speed the full-scale commercialization of its 100% plant-based plastic packaging.
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Carton Council releases report on multi-material recycling policy

Best practices at both the state and local levels are examined for policy mechanisms that include disposal bans, recycling policies, and Pay-As-You-Throw service fees.
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Key trends driving bioplastics for packaging

Among the trends driving the market for bioplastic packaging materials, the competitive cost and availability of fossil fuels will have the largest impact and their commercial production and use.
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Inspired by nature: Dell debuts plastic made from air

This fall, computer giant Dell is debuting a new plastics technology that may represent its most innovative sustainable packaging project yet.
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Avery Dennison: Label adhesive advances recycling

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #2671! Designed to advance the recycling of PET containers, CleanFlake from Avery Dennison is a range of label materials that includes an adhesive that separates from the PET flake upon recycling resulting in pure PET flakes, the conservation of virgin PET resources, and less landfill waste.
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Corn: Boon or bane for bioplastics packaging?

Can bioplastics thrive on a diet of corn?
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Report highlights CPGs' sustainability achievements

Industry association publishes report on the successes of some of its members in making sustainability advancements in the areas of air, waste, and water.
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Dr Pepper Snapple conserves 60.7 million lb of PET

In DPSG’s 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, the company celebrates its goal of reducing its PET usage by 60.7 millon lb since 2007.
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Dufaylite: Recyclable anti-slip board for pallet packaging

Suitable for layer pads used in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) pallet packaging, Dufaylite’s new Anti-Slip board, part of its Envirolite packaging range, uses the brand's durable, 100% recyclable paper honeycomb technology, and features a simple yet effective coating which forms a film on the surface of paper, allowing for slip angles of up to 45°.

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