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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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Cradle-to-cradle catches on (sidebar)

Who attended
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Packaging technology on display

Once again the DuPont Awards competition attracted the best and the brightest where advancements in plastic packaging technology are concerned.
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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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Packaging fees--closer than you think?

Packaging take-back obligations and recovery fees have long been a part of the European packaging landscape. Now they’re coming to Ontario, Canada, and a similar program is scheduled to start in Quebec.
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Centralizing package data for compliance (sidebar)

British retailers save, too
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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.
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Molded pulp seminar rescheduled

The Mequon, WI-based International Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Assn. announced that it has rescheduled its 7th International Molded Pulp Seminar to Feb.
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Molded pulp seminar rescheduled

The Mequon, WI-based International Molded Pulp Environmental Packaging Assn. announced that it has rescheduled its 7th International Molded Pulp Seminar to Feb. 14 – 16, 2004, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Orlando, FL.
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Pipeline: Enthusiastic engineers

One of the most exasperating parts of being a packaging reporter is to think about the stories that, for one reason or another, fall through the cracks.

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