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Single-Stream Materials Recovery Facilities Can Recover Flexible Packaging, RSS Study Says

Single-Stream Materials Recovery Facilities Can Recover Flexible Packaging, RSS Study Says

Flexible packaging, such as pet food bags and snack pouches, offers several environmental benefits: it uses less energy and materials than other packaging options and reduces waste by protecting products and minimizing food spoilage. But it’s typically not accepted in North American recycling programs, which means that flexible packaging usually … Read more »

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How to Improve Flexible Packaging Recycling

A project that aims to increase recycling rates and divert flexible packaging from landfills has attracted major brands, including Dow Chemical, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, as partners. The flexible packaging recycling project, Materials Recovery for the Future, brings together brand owners, manufacturers, and packaging industry organizations that want to … Read more »

Energy Bag

Dow Helps Divert 6,000 Pounds of Waste from Landfill

A pilot program for plastic waste, co-sponsored by Dow Chemical, diverted about 6,000 pounds of typically non-recycled items from landfills in three months. Other Energy Bag pilot program co-sponsors include the Flexible Packaging Association, Republic Services, Agilyx, Reynolds Consumer Products and the city of Citrus Heights, California. The program explored … Read more »

Sonoco’s Lego Pouch Wins Green Award

An innovative stand-up pouch designed by Sonoco for use as packaging for Lego has won a gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award in the sustainability and environmental achievement category from the Flexible Packaging Association. The pouch, designed for Lego’s Hero Factory range, weighs 80 percent less than both boxes and canisters, reducing costs and … Read more »

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