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Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles
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Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles

New research study indicates that PET bottles exposed to UV light negatively impact processing/visual attributes of next-generation bottles.
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Meal Kit
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Burlap bags find new life as insulation for meal kits

Meal-kit delivery service Plated switches from plastic insulation liners for its shippers to ones made from recycled jute, a rapidly renewable material that is also compostable.
Monadnock labels with EarthCoating
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Monadnock: Bright white, durable, and eco paper labels

Envi Enhanced Barrier Labels for beer and wine brands leverage Smart Planet’s EarthCoating technology.
LINdis R tableware by LINPAC
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LINPAC: rPET bowls and plates in vibrant colors

LINdis R broadens the line of LINPAC’s rPET premium tableware with plates and bowls in new colors.
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How can we get more recyclables recycled?

A new study looks at how recyclable materials flow through several different types of MRFs, with the intent of better understanding how to increase the recycling of packaging.
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Nestlé Waters brand introduces 100% rPET bottle

resource Natural Spring Water seeks to bring attention to bottle-to-bottle recycling and increase awareness and demand for recycled plastics with its launch of a 100% rPET bottle.
Stephen Sikra, P&G Research and Development Manager
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P&G puts focus on PE film recycling

P&G joins the American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group to develop and encourage local recycling programs. P&G R&D Manager Stephen Sikra explains why.
MUSHROOM PACKAGING. Top and bottom cushions made from mushroom “roots” grown in a custom-designed mold protect RBW’s wall sconce
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Brilliant move to mushroom packaging

Lighting manufacturer switches to protective packaging made from mushroom ‘roots’ for its wall sconces, enabling faster packing, damage-free shipping, and a more sustainable packaging solution.
PürPod 100
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World’s first 100% compostable coffee pod

According to some statistics, the growing use of Keurig-style brewing systems has had a significant negative environmental side effect: It is estimated that in 2014, the number of single-serve pods sent to landfills could have circled the earth 11 times.
Tetra Rex® Bio-based carton
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Swedish milk brand launches 100% bio-based carton

Following in the footsteps of Finnish dairy Valio, Arla Foods of Sweden has become only the second chilled beverage producer to adopt Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex® Bio-based carton, made entirely of renewable material—from carton to cap.
Fa
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Aerosol can has 15% less aluminum than standard package

Henkel Beauty Care updates the aluminum aerosol can for its Fa deodorant brand, using a new structure that is 15% lighter than a standard aluminum aerosol package.
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Free tools evaluate plastics-to-fuel technologies

Available online from ACC and Ocean Recovery Alliance, two new tools help communities explore their potential to adopt plastics-to-fuel technologies.
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Top trends discussed at reusables forum

Among the issues covered at The Reusable Packaging Forum in April were the impact of a smartphone-equipped consumer on the supply chain, justifying resuables, and tracking assets.
Essentra: Inserts
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Essentra: Inserts

Plurium Booklet and ComboPack leaflets offer a cost-effective, flexible option for healthcare packagers.
Aluminum can report
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Recycling rates: How do aluminum cans stack up?

New report provides a holistic approach to tracking the sustainability of aluminum cans and provides key findings on recycling rates, recycled content, and the value of aluminum scrap.

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