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Albéa lands partnership with P&G to launch recyclable toothpaste tubes

Albéa Group is proud to partner with FMCG leader P&G to launch several ranges of recyclable toothpaste tube, using its proprietary Greenleaf Generation 2 tube technology. P&G has recently announced that the new packaging would be released across its renowned Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med toothpaste brands. The three brands now feature recyc...
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Amcor partners 35 Consumer Goods Companies on recyclable packaging

Amcor, in partnership with 35 companies in the consumer goods industry, announced measures to significantly reduce plastic waste. Amcor and its partners in this coalition say they will be enforcing two new design rules to deliver packaging that is easier and more cost-effective to recycle. The first design rule aims to improve the economic viabilit...
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PP evolution makes all K-Cup coffee pods recyclable

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) has made all of its K-Cup pods recyclable and added the How2Recycle label that communicates recycling instructions to consumers. Part of a longstanding sustainability commitment, the brand converted more than 100 manufacturing lines to produce the pods now made from polypropylene. KDP produces approximately 80 per cent of the...
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EPL’s Platina tube achieves First in the World title

First fully sustainable and completely recyclable tube and cap combination. EPL has announced that its Platina tube with an HDPE closure has been recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) as the first fully sustainable and completely recyclable tube and cap combination in the world. Read the full article from Press Ideas. Read the fu...
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Film Suppliers and Food Companies Sharpen Plans for Sustainability Goals

Sustainable mandates are arriving in the next five years, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and suppliers are collaborating to find answers to meet this difficult challenge. During the recent BNP Media-sponsored virtual Global Pouch Forum, David Luttenberger, global packaging director at Mintel, explained numerous consumer trends revolvin...
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5 Tips to Creating a Recyclable Flexible Package

Environmental issues for plastic packaging may have taken a back seat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's only a matter of time until the topic turns white hot again. A subset of the plastic environmental conversation is recycling. Confusion runs rampant among consumers as to what can and cannot be recycled — and in what manner. Interestingly, t...
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Report examines thermoform recovery options

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoform packaging, which includes cups, clamshells, trays, bowls and deli, bakery and takeout containers, is growing in popularity. A new study by the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI), Falls Church, Virginia, and its project partners, "PET Thermoform Cost and Material Flow Analysis," presents relative costs ...
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Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med Announce the Launch of Their First Ever Recyclable HDPE Toothpaste Tubes in North America and Europe

Procter & Gamble (P&G) will start the switch to the recyclable HDPE tubes for Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med in January 2021 and will continue until full conversion, by 2025 for US and Europe. The launch of its first HDPE tubes will enable millions of households to recycle their toothpaste packaging in existing recycling streams. R...
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NAPCOR shares progress report on PET thermoform recycling

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Charlotte, North Carolina, has worked with stakeholders to improve the collection and recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoform packaging, including clamshells, cups, tubs, lids, boxes, trays, egg cartons and similar rigid, nonbottle packaging.  Over the past five ye...
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Commentary: Creating a circular economy requires advocacy and activism from all sectors

With global warming continuing to rise, reversing climate change through sustainable practices has become increasingly vital to the health of the planet. Sustainability initiatives can be found in nearly every industry, including plastic packaging. While single-use plastics are scrutinized for contributing to the upward global warming potential (GW...
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Avery Dennison Talks Circularity in Self-Adhesive Label Industry

Labels are everywhere – on soda bottles, lotion containers, pieces of fruit. Many of these self-adhesive labels are made of virgin plastics, and even those made of paper could have a plastic liner. A new coalition of more than 30 global companies in the self-adhesive value chain has formed with an end-goal of creating a circular industry and encour...
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November 20, 2020 - Waste360

November 20, 2020 - Waste360 APR in the News Plastic Wars The show is an indictment of the plastic industry, and, by extension, plastic recycling. It also has inaccuracies, is misleading and makes virtually no attempt to acknowledge America's plastic recycling industry. November 20, 2020 - Waste360 APR in the News Plastic Wars Everyone hates plasti...
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November 18, 2020 - The George-Anne Media Group

November 18, 2020 - The George-Anne Media Group APR in the News "Let's Talk About Plastic" Panel Recap The Center for Sustainability held a virtual panel with recycling experts on Wednesday to educate the public on proper plastic management and how to reduce environmental waste. November 18, 2020 - The George-Anne Media Group APR in the News "Let's...
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November 17, 2020 - Waste Today

November 17, 2020 - Waste Today APR in the News Closed Loop Partners maps plastic recycling infrastructure, packaging waste in new tool The tool is designed to guide investors, brands, entrepreneurs and policymakers to make data-driven decisions and collaborate on plastics circularity, according to the firm. November 17, 2020 - Waste Today APR in t...
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November 17, 2020 - Waste Advantage, Waste Today

November 17, 2020 - Waste Advantage, Waste Today APR in the News ACC asks Congress to prioritize recycling legislation in 2021 The American Chemistry Council is encouraging legislators to focus on plastics recycling initiatives given the industry's goal of recovering 100 percent of plastic packaging in the U.S. by 2040. November 17, 2020 - Waste Ad...
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November 13, 2020 - Informed Infrastructure

November 13, 2020 - Informed Infrastructure APR in the News Advanced Drainage Systems Wins Wisconsin Recycling Award Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), a leading provider of innovative water management solutions, has received the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 2020 Recycling Excellence Award for Innovation. November 13, 2020 - Inform...
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November 12, 2020 - E-scrap News

November 12, 2020 - E-scrap News APR in the News Firms to face vaccine policy considerations As the country gets closer to coronavirus vaccine approvals and distribution, recycling business managers may soon face a thorny question: whether to force employees to take the vaccine. November 12, 2020 - E-scrap News APR in the News Firms to face vaccine...
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November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging

November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging APR in the News Selecting Lidding for Recyclable Medical Trays A lid and tray are recyclable—in different waste streams? Why pairing top and bottom webs in the same recycling stream may be more efficient. November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging APR in the News Selecting Lid...
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November 10, 2020 - Packaging World

November 10, 2020 - Packaging World APR in the News Packaging Recyclability and Flexible Packaging The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) wants to ensure the health and economic success of the plastics recycling industry by providing critical guidance. The challenges of flexible packaging are pushing new innovations. November 10, 2020 - Packag...
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November 9, 2020 - Store Brands Magazine, Thomasnet

November 9, 2020 - Store Brands Magazine, Thomasnet APR in the News Mold-Rite signs initiative to limit plastic pollution Mold-Rite Plastics has signed onto the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, a pledge focused on reusing plastics to create a circular economy for plastic materials, joining several companies. November 9, 2020 - Store Brands M...
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