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Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels

Method Cleaning Products To Display How2Recycle Labels

People Against Dirty, the San Francisco-based company that makes Method cleaning products, just joined the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle program, which aims to reduce confusion about recycling through clear standardized consumer labels. A new line of Method dishwasher detergent packs sold in stand-up plastic pouches will soon have the How2Recycle … Read more »

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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.

Why Walmart’s Zero-Waste Goal Includes Suppliers, Sustainable Packaging

Walmart this week launched its Sustainable Packaging Playbook, a guide to best-practices such as maximizing recycled and sustainably sources renewable content, reducing materials used through better packaging design and designing for recyclability.

Dow Technology Enables Recyclable Flexible Plastic Packaging

Dow Chemical has debuted a new RecycleReady Technology that allows polyethylene-based barrier packaging to be recycled as part of existing grocery store drop-off recycling programs.

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What Plastics Makers are Doing to Increase Packaging Recycling, Recovery

Plastics recycling in the US is at an all-time high, according to two reports released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference. The 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report found recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a record … Read more »

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6 Sustainable Packaging Trends to Watch in 2016

McDonald’s rolled out its new packaging this month along with a pledge to source 100 percent of all fiber-based packaging from recycled or certified sources by 2020. This follows the fast-food chain’s November announcement that its centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced. This includes cartons, cups, … Read more »

Dow Collaboration Produces Sustainable Packaging

Dow Chemical’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business has collaborated with Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and Accredo Packaging to produce Seventh Generation’s first recyclable dishwasher pods packaging. Dow developed the resins for the recyclable polyethylene stand-up pouch to help ensure the package’s stiffness, toughness and sealability. Accredo Packaging converts these materials … Read more »

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SPC Calls Biodegradability Additives’ Claims ‘Misleading Marketing’

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has taken a stand against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable. The SPC’s formal position paper follows the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing crackdown on false and misleading environmental claims, including five enforcement … Read more »

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Nestlé to Use How2Recycle Label on Packaging

Nestlé is the newest member of the How2Recycle Label Program, which provides on-package recycling information to keep recoverable materials out of landfills. Selected Nestlé USA and Purina brands will use the How2Recycle label to help communicate to the public how to recycle their packaging. The How2Recycle label is a project … Read more »

Recycling Of Plastic Wraps, Bags, Film Surges 11%

The recycling of postconsumer plastic film packaging in the US grew 116 million pounds, or 11 percent, in 2013 to reach a reported 1.14 billion pounds, according to a report released today at the 2015 Plastics Recycling Conference. This marks the highest annual collection of plastic film — a category … Read more »

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MailersUSA.com to Use the How2Recycle Label

PAC Worldwide says online reseller MailersUSA.com will immediately start to use the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle Store Drop-off label on certain flat poly bags. How2Recycle is an on-package recycling label program that gives clear, concise instructions to customers about how to recycle a package. PAC Worldwide has been part of … Read more »

DuPont Printing Technology Halves Emissions

DuPont Packaging Graphics’ installation of two thermal processing systems at Wisconsin-based Bemis Graphics has helped cut the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent. DuPont’s Cyrel Fast 3000TD offers a 53 percent savings in greenhouse gas generation and a 63 percent reduction in non-renewable energy consumption compared to solvent processing, based on … Read more »