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Is your firm taking advantage of renewable energy tax credits?
Sean Sabre, Regional Supply Chain Manager – Americas,
ModusLink Global, Packager

So, what do photovoltaic investment tax credits have to do with greener packaging? Well, quite a bit. If you have been using the Walmart scorecard, you will have noticed that ever since the beta, there has been a question regarding the use of renewable energy. While everyone has placed a considerable emphasis on biopolymers, recycled content, and recovery, I haven’t seen a lot of dialogue on renewable energy. Photovoltaic (solar), wind, and geothermal investment tax credits have been around for a while. Unfortunately, a lot of firms either aren’t aware of existing and pending legislation along this front or they feel a realistic ROI is beyond reach. Believe it or not there are heavy incentives out there for material OEMs, converters and co-packers to harvest up to 30% state credit and 35% federal credit for renewable energy system investments. Maybe it’s time we build a dialogue on best practices regarding learning about and promoting renewable energy within the packaging community. Read 4 responses to this question:

Recyclable packaging for the coffee industry
Katherine M., Retailer

Has anyone come across recyclable packaging for the coffee industry? We currently use poly nylon bags, mylar bags, and claycoat poly-lined bags. I would like to switch to something recyclable, but so far haven’t found anything. Read 9 responses to this question:

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