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Salmon report may spark labeling

A study published in the Journal of Science in January and funded by the Pew Charitable Trust said farm-raised salmon contain higher levels of carcinogens than those caught in the wild.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Sustainable packaging coalition progress

The next meeting of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition is scheduled for June 23-24 in Seattle, WA, and will be hosted by Starbucks Coffee Co.
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Ontario packaging fees to be discussed

A second morning session, Monday, March 1, at the Take It Back conference will cover new developments in packaging fees levied in Ontario, Canada.
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Ongoing 'garage sales' for materials

Do you know someone who can use 23ꯠ high-density polyethylene trays? That was the question posed to me recently by John Majercak, 413/586-7350, of the Massachusetts Materials Exchange.
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Food container sales increase projected

According to Freedonia’s study Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible, food container demand in the United States is projected to increase nearly 3% annually to $18.7 billion in 2007.
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Pipeline: Same plan, different cultures?

I always enjoy reading reports from the Australian Institute of Packaging meetings, prepared by Michael Halley. Among other topics, these reports help me keep up to date on the kinds of packaging issues faced there.
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X-ray technology

Smiths Heimann offers the Eagle Bantam, designed to provide an inexpensive solution to inspection. Features include the machine's 53" length, environmental design to support both IP64 and IP65 requirements, inspection speeds to 400'/min, statistics and reporting capability, and contaminant detection as well as check weighing, count, mission pouch, and void detection.
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PET recycling rate drops

The PET recycling rate fell to 19.9% in 2002, down from 22.1% in 2001, according to the National Assn. for PET Container Resources. In addition, the amount of PET collected for recycling dropped to 797 million lbs from 834 million lbs in 2001, marking the first decline since 1996.
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Acrylamide warnings in California?

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has proposed using the state’s Proposition 65 to require warning labels on foods containing acrylamide.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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More from San Jose State University

PW continues our Question and Answer session with Herb Schueneman, packaging program director at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.
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Repeal of foam packaging ban sought

Shaw’s Supermarkets is asking the town of Freeport, ME, to change its 14-year-old ban on plastic foam packaging in retail stores. Shaw’s is opening a supermarket in an area covered by the ban and said the ban hampers the chain’s ability to provide safe meat.
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IoPP selects AmeriStar winners

Packaging for a pharmaceutical product from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and a medical device from Exactech Inc. earned top awards in the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ 2003 AmeriStar competition.
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Cradle-to-cradle catches on (sidebar)

Seven reasons to start a cradle-to-cradle packaging workgroup

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