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America Recycles Day: LEED for Waste Management, ACC, Coca-Cola, Cox

The recycling industry in the US last year transformed more than 130 million metric tons of scrap metal, paper, plastic, glass, textiles, rubber and electronics into specification grade commodities for use in new products, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

How to Make E-Commerce Packaging More Sustainable

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment has published a brochure aimed at improving the environmental sustainability e-commerce packaging, in time for the holiday season. The brochure, titled Packaging: At the Forefront of E-Commerce Growth & Sustainability, explains the roles of e-commerce packaging, strategies that packaging manufacturers, product marketers … Read more »

BASF, Other Companies Join Ameripen

BASF, Nova Chemicals, Crown Holdings, Charter NEX Films and Scholle have joined the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment. Ameripen works to educate policy makers and other stakeholders about the economic, environmental and social value of packaging. Last year Ameripen published a white paper that identified the three top … Read more »

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Packaging’s Role in Reducing Food Waste

The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) has published a brochure, Reducing Fresh Food Waste: The Role of Packaging, to help create a better understanding of packaging’s role in reducing food waste. The free brochure helps explain the role of packaging in a sustainable food supply. Americans throw … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: Shell, Alcoa, GEI, Steel Dynamics

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Royal Dutch Shell: CEO Peter Voser will retire from the oil company in the first half of 2014. Voser was appointed CEO in July 2009 and has been an executive director since 2004. The company didn’t give a … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Ameripen, XL Group, SCS, Carbon Friendly, National Academy of Sciences

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. American Institute for Packaging and the Environment: The trade body’s first executive director Joan Pierce is stepping down. Her retirement is effective March 30. Pierce retired from Colgate-Palmolive at the end of 2011. A search for a new Ameripen … Read more »