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Coca-Cola sustainability report highlights PlantBottle usage


October 1, 2014 12:47 pm ET

Coca-Cola Co. has now distributed more than 25 billion PlantBottles since their introduction five years ago.

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OptiLedge taking Ikea's pallet replacement system to the next level


October 1, 2014 11:49 am ET

OptiLedge LLC is taking Ikea's plastic alternative to the traditional wooden pallet to the next level, making and marketing them globally.

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Brown signs California's plastic bag ban into law


September 30, 2014 1:38 pm ET

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made it official today: plastic bags are banned across the entire state of California.

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Recycling group releases shrink sleeve label guidelines


September 26, 2014 4:02 pm ET

A post-consumer plastics recycling trade group is out with a set of recommendations to help guide the packaging industry on the use of shrink sleeve labels, a move to help mitigate the label's impact on container recycling.

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Chemical regulation policy update likely to remain in limbo


September 26, 2014 1:13 pm ET

Efforts to broker a deal on national chemical regulation policy appear to have fallen apart in the waning days of the 113th Congress, leaving plastics producers and other chemical makers in limbo for yet another year — at least.

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Cascade founder believes business can be a place for real change


September 25, 2014 11:06 am ET

Companies can make a difference in a person's life, and Fred Keller, founder of Cascade Engineering Inc., believes it is important that they do.

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Recycling rates continuing to climb for EPS used in transport packaging


September 25, 2014 11:28 am ET

Recycling of the expanded polystyrene used in transport packaging continues to rise, extending what has now been a years-long push even higher.

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PRE taking the first steps to increase PET tray recycling


September 25, 2014 10:33 am ET

A set of new guidelines covering design-for-recycling for PET trays has been published by Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), the Brussels-based trade body.

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Delta Plastics gives farmers new tool to conserve water


September 24, 2014 2:24 pm ET

Delta Plastics, which manufactures polyethylene irrigation tubes, or polytubes, is offering farmers in the Mississippi Delta free access to a web-based program that plots out the most efficient way to water furrowed fields.

Recycled PP gets food contact approval


September 24, 2014 10:36 am ET

KW Plastics reports one of its recycled polypropylene grades has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for food contact at levels of up to 100 percent recycled content.

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