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Broaden "recyclable' claim and recycling will follow, FTC told

By failing to broaden its definition of recyclable, the Federal Trade Commission has created a hindrance to the growth of local recycling programs, argues Jack Lewis, vice president of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).
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EPA eases regulations on water-soluble packaging

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) simplified its registration requirements for chemical, pesticide and other hazardous manufacturers switching to water-soluble packaging.
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Snap-hinge closures

The Eco Closure from Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) is a PP snap-hinge dispensing closure that offers a 30% source reduction over a push/pull closure of the same neck size.
Once the bottom frame has been loaded into the box, the product is inserted and the top frame placed over it before the box is c
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Air express

Aircraft parts supplier uses "suspension packaging" to guarantee that expensive electronic components make it safely to airline customers worldwide.
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Don't go changing, FTC urged

As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reviews its environmental marketing guidelines for effectiveness, at least one trade group urged the regulatory agency to keep things the way they are.
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Redesign brings recognition

The new look of Fleischmann's® Margarine clearly has some marketing appeal. Less apparent is how the Parsip-pany, NJ-based Fleischmann Co.'s switch to Scotch-ban FC-807 from 3M (St.
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Beverage containers dominate DuPont awards

A flexible beverage container and a hot-filled, shelf-stable juice pouch stand out at the ninth annual DuPont awards competition. Environmental categories and international entries again prove distinctive.
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Marketing book

"The Total Package: The Evolution and Secret Meanings of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Tubes" explores the evolution of packaging throughout history and reveals ways in which manufacturers use marketing strategies to sell their products.
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IBM rides new 'saddle' suspension pack

IBM selects a new 'saddle' suspension pack to protect low-profile products like hard disk drives. Increased recyclability also results in cost savings, better performance and inventory reduction.
Specialty Brands1 decision to change its caps to a custom green color is an attempt to    maintain brand consistency. Label pane
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Spicing up a line

Specialty Brands revamps its Durkee Spice products for a more contemporary look. A switch from PP to PET, new sizes, graphics and freshness coding add flavor to a well-established line.
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Rep. Shays pressing FDA on indirect additives

FDA hopes new TOR policy will lead to quicker approval of packaging materials, and deflation of building political pressure.
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Pouches link looks, functionality

Pouches made of water-soluble film are giving Cincinnati-based Ciba-Geigy a competitive edge in the market for turf management products used by golf course groundskeepers.
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RHDPE for food contact in nine months?

Could the next nine months bring letters of nonobjection by the FDA for recycled high-density polyethylene in food contact applications?
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North Carolina nixes ADF for now

Consumers in North Carolina will not be faced with an advance disposal fee on most containers in the near future, but the idea isn't completely dead.
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Mead disputes desire for EPA guidelines

In the wake of our report on the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled-content standards for government-purchased boxes (see PW, August '95, p.

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