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Container recycling remains daunting

Published: January 12, 2011 6:00 am ET
Updated: January 12, 2011 12:00 am ET

Thermoformed containers and packages come in all shapes and sizes, which makes sorting difficult -- and drives up the cost of reprocessing. In this video from Plastics News' recent Sustainable Plastics Packaging conference in Atlanta, Chandler Slavin, sustainability coordinator for Dordan Manufacturing Co. Inc. in Woodstock, Ill., argues that the plastics industry and waste-management companies should collaborate to design thermoformed containers to achieve higher recycling rates.

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