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June 29, 2020 - Packaging Insights

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Landmark US pilot program paves way for flexible plastics recycling

Materials Recovery For the Future’s (MRFF) pilot program in Pennsylvania, US, has published a research report demonstrating the successful collection, separation and preparation for the recycling of flexible plastic packaging (FPP).

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June 25, 2020 - Packaging Impressions, Label & Narrow Web

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Multi-Plastics Launches New 100% Recyclable PET Shrink Films

This innovative line of 100% recyclable PET shrink films allows printed sleeves to recycle with the bottle, keeping plastics out of the landfill and providing the environmental stewardship brand owners require.

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June 25, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, Polymerupdate, NS Packaging, Label & Narrow Web, Unipack.Ru

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UPM Raflatac has launched RW85C, new wash-off label materials for PET containers

The SmartCircle RW85C range is recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), as meeting or exceeding its Critical Guidance testing requirements.

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June 23, 2020 - Plastics Today

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World's First Bottled Water Launched with 100% Certified Ocean-Bound Plastic

Using up to five ocean-rescued plastic bottles to produce every 1L bottle of ZenWTR, the company will rescue up to 70 million plastic water bottles from the ocean in 2020.

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June 23, 2020 - Resource Recycling

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What industry learned from flexible film recycling effort

A multi-stakeholder project was able to hit some goals separating flexible plastic packaging from other recyclables at a MRF. But backers also reported significant hurdles moving material downstream cost-effectively.

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June 22, 2020 - Plastics News

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Flexible plastic recycling trial reports success, but notes ‘anemic' markets

A pilot project to recycle flexible plastic packaging says it's finding success proving that bags and other thin-film materials that bedevil curbside programs can find a way to be reused, but it's also noting major economic hurdles like an "anemic" market to overcome.

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June 17, 2020 - Packaging World

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Proposed U.S. Legislation Puts Focus on Plastic Waste Reduction, Recycling

Key components include improving the global competitiveness of the U.S. plastics recycling industry, U.S. leadership in waste reduction and recycling research and in standards development, and an investment of $85M in 2021.

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