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Edible oils viewed separately

The Council on Packaging in the Environment (COPE) will conduct its annual Wave research in March that examines consumer awareness of and attitudes on recycling and other environmental issues affecting packaging.
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FTC now taking input

The Flexible Packaging Assn. (FPA) plans to work actively with researchers at the New York State Waste Reduction and Management Institute to ensure they understand the source reduction benefits of flexible packaging.
The bottom stringers for the Saturn engine pallet are slightly offset so that they  conform to standard forklift fork-spacing di
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Engine packs keep Saturn innovative

Engine pallets of recycled newsprint replace more costly wooden cradles for Saturn's replacement motors. Reuse adds to the benefits.
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Carpal Tunnel liability

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) invited participants in its December 1995 workshop on its environmental guidelines to submit any new surveys, polls, studies or other materials related to environmental issues covered in the guidelines.
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Environmental bills aplenty in Massachusetts

Several packaging-related bills introduced in the Massachusetts legislature last year may get renewed attention this year in an attempt to win support of environmental groups in this election year.
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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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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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