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Coffee pod recycling in the U.S.: How likely?

A LinkedIn discussion around the likelihood of consumers bringing used coffee pods into a collection center, if given the opportunity, raises a range of issues.
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Flowcontrol means no glugging or spills.
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Flowcontrol bottle for motor oil

A custom 5-L oil container for leading UK producer Millers Oils features a unique dispensing closure that allows the oil to be fully controllable and to flow freely and easily.
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Kortec: Plastic cans with 5 year shelf life

An attractive alternative to metal cans, Klear Can from Kortec, Inc. is a multi-layer BPA-free PP plastic can that provides brand owners with a clear, see-through container for fruits, vegetables, soups, meats, and other products, and features extended shelf life of up to five years.
STRIKING APPEARANCE. For flawless shrinkability on the globe-shaped bottles, that’s a function of the PETG film specified for the job.
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Shrink-sleeve label is a hit with kids

New line of zero-calorie beverages aimed at kids takes full advantage of Disney-licensed graphics, which spring to life thanks to special PETG label material and VSOP offset printing.
Injection-molded PP jar replaces tin.
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Plastic jar holds woodwork treatment

Alfred Clouth Lackfabrik in Germany has switched one of its leading brands from tin to rigid plastics with the introduction of a new plastic jar for a specialized woodwork treatment product.
Drop-in plastic replacement for metal cans
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Drop-in plastic replacement for metal cans

The KlearCan from Kortec is a direct substitute for metal cans that lets contents show brilliantly through the package. It can be retorted and permits no oxygen ingress for two years. Takes a seamed-on metal end.
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M&H Plastics: New curved bottle shape

The Zest is a new bottle shape created by M&H Plastics in 3 sizes designed to take the same snap-on flip top cap, with a coloured cap insert.
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New dispensing system to be tried by P&G and Method

Both Method and P&G are close to launching products in a novel package that drew considerable attention at interpack 2014.
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Qosmedix: Black and clear airless bottles

Qosmedix recently expanded its extensive cosmetic packaging collection by introducing three new Black and Clear Airless Bottles.
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HDPE bottles double as language learning tools.
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Bottles double as learning tools

In launching a healthful beverage choice for families with children, Drink Blocks LLC of Ladera Ranch, CA, opted for containers that become both a collectible toy and a bilingual learning tool.

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