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Naturally Iowa is closing the loop when it comes to making sure its beverage bottles made of polylactic acid are composted after use by partnering with a company that offers compact, on-site composting machines. Is this a viable solution for foodservice and institutional operations? Share your opinion: greenerpackage.com/node/513

Has the economy dealt a deathblow to the nation’s already struggling recycling infrastructure? Read what others have said and post your remarks: greenerpackage.com/node/502

Legislation may not be far off in Canada that will require consumer packaged goods companies to pay the price for the disposal of their packaging. Do you agree with government-mandated extended producer responsibility? Do you think it makes sense for the U.S.? Share your opinion: greenerpackage.com/node/512

According to the Reusable Packaging Assoc., the economic recession of 2009 and packagers’ growing awareness of the importance of environmental issues will create “the perfect storm” that will result in a greater reuse of packaging materials. Do you agree? How do you view “re-use” in the “reduce, reuse, recycle” formula? greenerpackage.com/node/421

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