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McDonald’s agrees to phase out foam cups

Amid pressure from advocacy group As You Sow, McDonald’s Corp. moves to replace its PS hot beverage cups with paper material.
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Significant cost savings achieved by reusables winner

Maker of lighting solutions Finelite employs a range of reusable solutions that result in cost and environmental savings, making it the Reusable Packaging Assn.’s 2013 award winner.
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Cereal maker introduces plant-based box liner

Organic products maker Cascadian Farm now lines its Cinnamon Crunch cereal box with a new bag made from 57% certified plant-based material.
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Executive summary details 100 Cities Packaging Recovery research

Publication summarizes AMERIPENS’ research on the adoption of best practices and the effectiveness/efficiency of recovering packaging materials the U.S.’s 100 largest cities.
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Delabeling: A recycling solution for full-wrap label PET bottles?

The Full-Wrap Label Consortium investigates solutions to the recycling stream issues surrounding full-wrap labels on PET bottles.
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Eco Friendly vodka goes from glass to PET

Custom 1.75-L PET bottle for McCormick’s Eco Friendly 360 Vodka offers lighter weight with glass-like appearance, and is first to feature a swing-top closure.
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Vending machine dispenses 'free' T-shirts made from recycled plastics

To celebrate New York Fashion Week as well as eco-chic clothing, the Plastics Make it Possible initiave sponsors a vending machine that dispenses recycled plastic T-shirts.
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Pea-based protein bar launches in 31% bio-based wrapper

Known for the simplicity and purity of its snack-bar products, LÄRABAR launches its new ALT protein bar in a wrapper made from a non-GMO, plant-based material.
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APPE: Pasteurizable PET jar

Capable of hot-fill or pasteurization up to 95 degrees C, the new lightweight shatterproof ThermaLite PET jar from APPE is up to 85% lighter than glass equivalents with a smaller footprint, provides energy and transportation savings, and also reduces noise levels and avoids the risk of breakage on the line.
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Penford: Biopolymer additive strengthens paperboard

PenStrength, a high-performance cationic polymer from Penford Products, enhances the binding of pulp fibers to make recycled paperboard stronger, and allows manufacturers to produce premium-grade paperboard while reducing manufacturing costs.
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Three strategies identified for increased material recovery in the U.S.

White paper from AMERIPEN identifies three successful recycling strategies from around the globe: unit-based pricing; disposal bans; and recycling mandates.
Sandra Lewis, Vice President of Government Relations and Industry Affairs, Earth911, Inc.
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Consumers: The solution to recycling?

Have we given up on changing consumer behavior around package material recycling? Or, are there tools that we can use to ‘move the needle forward.’ Earth911 thinks change is possible.
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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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