Vessel Delays and Bottlenecks are Reappearing from China

Shippers continue to complain about delays and the unevenness of the supply chain as the shipping lines and ports struggle to manage against dramatic increases in volumes and external challenges to their operations from recent outbreaks of new variants of the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts are warning that with delays again on the rise and transportation

By |2021-08-11T18:16:03+00:00August 11th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Vessel Delays and Bottlenecks are Reappearing from China

Fully-Recyclable Sandwich Packaging to be Trialed in UK Supermarkets

Greencore Group plc (‘Greencore’ or the ‘Group’), a leading UK manufacturer of convenience foods, is delighted to announce that, in partnership with the Co-op and Sainsbury’s, it will soon commence ‘test and learn’ trials of an all fibre plastic free recyclable sandwich skillet in stores across the UK. Read more

By |2021-08-09T15:37:57+00:00August 9th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Fully-Recyclable Sandwich Packaging to be Trialed in UK Supermarkets

Cal/OSHA board members call for transparency around California’s workplace outbreaks

Members of California’s workplace safety board are questioning the state’s tight-lipped approach to releasing information about COVID-19 workplace outbreaks after reviewing an investigation by this news organization that found most county health departments — as well as the California Department of Public Health — are refusing to make specific outbreak data public. Read more

By |2021-07-28T15:44:18+00:00July 28th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA board members call for transparency around California’s workplace outbreaks

May Steel Shipments Up 46.2 Percent From Prior Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of May 2021, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,987,038 net tons, a 46.2 percent increase from the 5,461,851 net tons shipped in May 2020.  Shipments were up 1.8 percent from the 7,845,008 net tons shipped in the previous month, April

By |2021-07-20T17:58:34+00:00July 20th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on May Steel Shipments Up 46.2 Percent From Prior Year

Create Connections with Customers Through Packaging

For both existing and start-up businesses, competition has always been a challenge. With the shift towards convenience and eCommerce retailing, brands can develop marketing strategies to create unique experiences that differentiate their brand from competitors in the market. Read more

By |2021-07-12T20:40:45+00:00July 12th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Create Connections with Customers Through Packaging

California legislators take aim at plastics with new bill package, including contested producer responsibility plan

On our watch list: Dive Brief: California lawmakers have reintroduced SB 54, a bill that would require all single-use disposable packaging, including food service packaging, to be recyclable or compostable by January 2032. The bill debuted as part of a unified Democrat-led package of almost a dozen other plastic waste-related bills on March 9. Read

By |2021-06-04T17:37:12+00:00June 4th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on California legislators take aim at plastics with new bill package, including contested producer responsibility plan

Is recycling a waste? Here’s the answer from a plastics expert before you ditch the effort

Terracycle and Loop founder and CEO Tom Szaky says the economics of the recycling business are broken in key ways, but consumer and corporate interest in building a circular economy continues to grow. Low oil prices, bans on imported recyclables in countries like China, and the latest trends in packaging design make it harder to

By |2021-05-24T19:03:03+00:00May 24th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Is recycling a waste? Here’s the answer from a plastics expert before you ditch the effort

Industry group calls for billions in recycling investment

The Recycling Partnership says $17 billion in funding for the domestic residential recycling sector could increase the national recycling rate to nearly 70%. The industry group today released a report titled “Paying it Forward: Investment in Recycling Will Pay Dividends,” which found that massive spending on recycling infrastructure would improve the country’s materials recovery system. 

By |2021-05-19T23:38:46+00:00May 19th, 2021|Recent News|Comments Off on Industry group calls for billions in recycling investment

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