New EPA rule simplifies the procedures for gaining a tolerance exemption.Arrival of insect repellent approved for use in food packaging heralds new era of chemical coatings that ward off bugs and germs.
It seems like almost the impossible has happened in California, where both industry and environmental organizations have praised a new plan adopted by California regulators aimed at increasing the state's plastic container recycling rate.
The Super Sack® PVC container from B.A.G. (Dallas, TX) is well-suited for applications requiring strength and longevity. Easily repaired, the FIBC container is said to lower overall container costs, while providing environmental advantages.
In this year's annual awards competition sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Assn. (see PW, March '98, pp. 34, 42 and 58), the Green Globe award for environmental achievement and the President's award for top package overall both went to GardenTech Singles by Gulfstream Home and Garden of Lexington, KY.
Three different universities can now offer students scholarships in Packaging Science, funded by the Petroleum Packaging Council (Chicago, IL). Clemson, Michigan State and California Polytechnic State has each been awarded $2ꯠ for 1998 for scholarships to be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.