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Quadpack: rPET bottle/foam pump

Suitable for luxury organic brand personal products, Quadpack’s Eco Foamer uses a recycled PET (rPET) bottle sourced locally in Europe combined with the Apollo foam pump, and featuring high-end decoration options including color matching and metallized collars.
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Nyco: Polyolefin sleeve improves recycling

The new low density Polyolefin sleeve from Clondalkin Group company Nyco improves recycling efficiency by making it possible to separate shrink sleeves from PET bottles or cups using an automated recycling process.
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Dell commits to waste-free packaging by 2020

New sustainable packaging initiatives will use new materials like wheat straw to ensure packaging is made from renewable materials, and is recyclable or compostable.
Dave Challis
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Reckitt Benckiser seeks sustainability through 'betterbusiness'

An interview with Dave Challis, director - Global Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety for Reckitt Benckiser, on the company’s betterbusiness sustainability strategy.
Feature Article
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What’s new in packaging-specific environmental evaluation tools

Find out what tools are available to help you to determine the life-cycle impacts of your packaging formats as well as measure and report these metrics.
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U.K. recycler celebrates anniversary with 500 million green bottles

In one year, Continuum Recycling—a joint venture of Coca-Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics—has processed half a billion bottles, doubling U.K.’s bottle-grade rPET supply.
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Plastics recycling in Europe: opportunities and challenges

Organizer of the K 2013 plastics and rubber show in Europe shares insights on the state of plastics recycling in Europe, including hurdles and new technologies.
MedicEcoslide
Package Case Study
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Information Mediary, Keystone introduce electronic compliance-monitoring blister pack

Package contains electronics that collect and report accurate dosing event data; well suited for clinical trials.
Materials Product Brief
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Placon: Food-safe, recycled PET plastic tray and bowl line

Manufactured with EcoStar food-safe recycled PET, Placon’s Fresh ‘n Clear CaterEase plastic tray and bowl line features sleek black, crush and crack resistant platters, bowls, and lids that securely, attractively, and sustainably present a wide assortment of foods from sandwiches, salads, fruits and veggies to desserts.
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Triangle replaces chasing arrows in Resin Identification Code

Enhancements to RIC include decoupling the system from recycling message by replacing chasing arrows with triangle symbol, and addressing recent resin innovations.
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AMERIPEN Webcast to outline 100-cities survey results

A free Webcast will provide analysis of the results of AMERIPEN’s research into the packaging material recovery systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities.
Materials Product Brief
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Amcor Flexibles: Recyclable deli pack offers kraft-paper look

Amcor’s recyclable Packpyrus is a thermoformable cellulose-based packaging solution that provides oxygen-barrier protection for pre-sliced products like meat or cheese.
Nyco sleeve
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Sleeve eases separation from bottles or cups via automated recycling processes

Newly launched low-density polyolefin sleeve improves recycling efficiency, offers print options for various applications.
Package Case Study
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French juice drink packed in aseptic pouch

Orangina-Schweppes France launches its classic Oasis fruit beverage for kids and teenagers in an aseptic pouch that offers an air-filled handle and attached straw.
Package Case Study
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Simple Green packaging redesigned to be more sustainable

New packaging for Simple Green household cleaning products includes a bottle with 25% PCR content and a trigger sprayer made entirely of plastic.

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