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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.

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Foodservice Packaging Recycling Toolkit Launched

The Foodservice Packaging Institute has launched an online toolkit with free resources for recycling and recovering cups, containers, boxes, bags and other foodservice packaging. The toolkit provides information for companies at all stages of the packaging recovery process, from those in the foodservice packaging supply chain to the recycling and … Read more »

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Grants Available for Foam Polystyrene Recycling

Grant money is available to increase recycling of packaging made from foam polystyrene from the Foam Recycling Coalition. The FRC, part of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, says it seeks applicants looking to start or strengthen a post-consumer foam polystyrene recycling program. Organizations involved in managing residential curbside recycling programs or … Read more »

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Sustainable Packaging a ‘Long-Term Trend’ in Foodservice Industry

Sustainable packaging remains a long-term overall trend in the foodservice packaging industry, with an increasing focus on compostable packaging, according to the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s 2015 Trends Report. The report, which surveyed companies from the entire foodservice packaging value chain — from raw material suppliers, packaging manufacturers, distributors and operators … Read more »

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Crushing Containers Makes Them Harder to Recycle

Educating consumers not to crush their recyclables can improve the rate at which these items are recovered by today’s single-steam material recovery facilities (MRFs). This is one of the key takeaways from a report prepared by Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) in conjunction with Reclay StewardEdge and Moore Recylcing Associates. The MRF … Read more »

PRI Opens Foam Recycling Facility

Plastic Recycling Inc. (PRI) has opened a recycling facility in Indianapolis, Ind. dedicated specifically to the recycling of post-consumer foam cups, foam take-out containers and other used polystyrene materials collected through curbside pick-up programs across the country. This facility, slated to be fully operational by the end of the first … Read more »

Benchmarking Study Dispels Foodservice Packaging Recycling Myths

Contrary to popular perceptions, foodservice packaging has widespread acceptance by material recovery facilities, according to a new study. The survey, commissioned by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) finds facilities already accepting various foodservice packaging. The survey counters the notion that both the industry and consumers think these products is not recycled. … Read more »