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Dordan: Thermoformed colored algae-plastic

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Pack Expo Booth #6606! Dordan has been working with ALGIX, an aquatic biomass technology company in partnership with Kimberly-Clark, on thermoforming the latest generation of its algae plastic that utilizes algae waste from aquaculture.
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End bans, fees on recyclable paper and plastic bags, says industry association

In a new policy, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries calls on policy makers to consider the impact on the recycling industry of bans on recyclable paper and plastic bags.
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'In this century, water is going to be the next oil'

The American Chemical Society launches a web-based toolkit to foster greater understanding of the challenges in providing a sustainable supply of clean water.
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Nestlé Pure Life teams with KAB to promote recycling in schools

Third Recycle-Bowl recycling competition helps students learn about waste reduction and environmental responsibility. Top recyclers in each state will receive $1,000.
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Scrap recycling industry employs half a million in U.S.

New study shows the scrap recycling industry, generating more than $87 billion annually in the U.S., serves as an economic driver, a job creator, and a major exporter.
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Crown: Metal toy, game packaging

Enhanced metal packaging from CROWN Speciality Packaging North America, helps game and toy companies stand out in the entertainment industry and provide numerous sustainability options.
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Aqua Based Technologies: Grease-resistant coating for food packaging

Designed for use with paper, board, and new starch-based food packaging substrates (such as PLA), Aqualene 5050 from Aqua Based Technologies, a division of ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc., is an eco-friendly, water-based coating that is economical, repulpable, and has high oil and grease resistance (OGR).
The Cartocan is used by itsu for its line of teas.
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New paper/foil/polymer can debuts

Itsu iced tea in the UK has been launched in something called the Cartocan.
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Aveda launches package recycling program

Aveda’s new Full Circle recycling program allows customers to return packaging not accepted by municipal programs to be recycled, reused, or burned for energy recovery.
Eco-friendly pouches for Natura's new Sou line of products.
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Innovative pouches launched in Brazil

To expand its consumer base, Natura – leader in direct sales of cosmetics in Brazil – presented last May a new line of personal care products, Sou, with lower prices than similar items in its portfolio.
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Label launches for products made with wind energy

Belguim-based nonprofit Windmade has introduced a global consumer label for products using a minimum of 75% renewable energy.
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Recyclable seafood boxes tested in New Orleans

Pilot conducted in New Orleans tests the viability of recyclable coated corrugated boxes for seafood in place of nonrecyclable paraffin-coated cardboard.
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AMERIPEN plots areas of improvement for material recovery

AMERIPEN shares its analysis of the 100 Cities survey data to uncover opportunities to optimize packaging material recovery and the value proposition such opportunities provide.
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Collaboration enables sustainable win

Partnership inspired by Walmart’s sustainability efforts rolls out program in Canada to enable increased recycling of nonbottle rigid thermoform packaging, with great success.
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ACH Foam Technologies: Hot weather wine shippers

Developed to provide a shipping method for wine that delivers a constant, stable temperature for approximately 72 hours, ACH Foam Technologies' WineLoc thermal summer wine shippers have been reconfigured to offer added packaging options and increased protection of bottles during transit.

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