9 Upfront Decisions That Affect Plastic Bottle Recyclability

By |2021-03-11T01:43:56+00:00March 11th, 2021|Recent News|

In the path to creating packaging components that can be recycled, many brands fail to understand how upfront decisions can have a dramatic impact on downstream results. For example, having a basic understanding of how a package journeys through a “materials recovery facility” or MRF, as it is commonly referred to, is critical knowledge necessary

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Audit slams state air board for ‘overstating’ greenhouse gas cuts

By |2021-02-24T18:34:38+00:00February 24th, 2021|Recent News|

In summary The air board’s lack of accounting threatens to derail the state’s climate change goals, the audit says. “California is in need of more reliable tools,” state auditor Elaine Howle wrote. Lea este artículo en español. An audit of California’s climate change program released today criticizes state officials for overestimating the benefits of its efforts

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Microsoft releases new all-in-one Office app for iPads

By |2021-02-24T18:30:51+00:00February 24th, 2021|Recent News|

Microsoft yesterday released an all-in-one Office app for iPads, bringing a new approach to Office on mobile previously seen on iOS and Android to iPadOS. The app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a number of mobile device-specific features, including PDF management tools and a file browser. Read more

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Nestlé and Microsoft on financing circular innovations

By |2021-02-22T17:11:04+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Recent News|

A circular economy looks different within each industry, but its broad vision of healing the harm from the industrial economy’s extractive, polluting original sins is appealing more to a variety of businesses. A small number of influential large companies are creating internal funds to support sustainability goals specific to circular economy initiatives, such as designing

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Increase in Online Shopping Spurs Innovation for Shipping Packaging

By |2021-02-10T17:03:18+00:00February 10th, 2021|Recent News|

Effective shipment packaging relies as much on science and engineering as it does diligence and common sense. Matching the right box for the product and properly securing palletized shipments is crucial in the physically challenging environment of a less-than-truckload or parcel network. That’s a viewpoint shared by many across the industry as innovations in packaging

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Make recycling the starting point of production processes

By |2021-02-08T17:55:18+00:00February 8th, 2021|Recent News|

To achieve more and better recycled raw materials, recycled raw materials must be taken as the standard.By 2050, the Netherlands will be circular. It’s a great ambition which demands hard work from us. The report “Integral Circular Economy” by PBL [2021] shows how big this challenge is. They rightly write that, although recycling is an

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Eight States Join CA to Make Manufacturers Responsible for Plastic Waste

By |2021-02-04T00:58:48+00:00February 4th, 2021|Recent News|

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — When it comes to the ever-growing problem of plastic waste and what to do about it, state legislators are hoping there is strength in numbers. On Monday, lawmakers from nine states, including California, joined forces to hold producers of plastic packaging responsible for the waste they generate. Read more

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Bills would make companies pay for a new recycling system in Oregon

By |2021-02-04T00:05:18+00:00February 4th, 2021|Recent News|

SALEM — Oregon lawmakers are considering two bills that aim to overhaul the state’s recycling system by requiring packaging companies to take responsibility for their products. Both bills would create a statewide list of what is recyclable in curbside bins, and both would ban the use of the chasing arrows recycling symbol on packaging that

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Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, January 2021

By |2021-01-25T16:54:55+00:00January 25th, 2021|Recent News|

TSCA/FIFRA/TRI EPA Seeks Comments On Draft Compliance Guide Addressing Surface Coatings Under PFAS SNUR: On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of a draft compliance guide that outlines which imported articles are covered by EPA’s July 2020 final significant new use rule (SNUR) that prohibits companies from manufacturing, importing,

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