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Walmart reports that it has not yet found a suitable replacement for polyvinyl chloride for packaging many of its private-label brands. Given the vinyl industry’s claims that PVC is not harmful to the environment, is Walmart wasting its time? Tell us what you think:

The Aluminum Association disputes a recent report that PET plastic offers the best environmental footprint for single-serve beverages when compared with aluminum cans or glass bottles. They say, “The aluminum can is the benchmark for sustainable packaging….” Who’s right?

Will rewards compel consumers to recycle? PepsiCo thinks so and is attempting to meet its goal for 50% beverage container recycling by 2018 in part through the new reverse-vending ‘Dream Machine.’ Will it work?

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