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Retail and consumer products giants team up to recycle more film


July 17, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Consumers in Canada are gaining a new option to recycle their plastic bags and films through an expanded program being launched by that country's largest retailer.

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Finding the picture-perfect use of scrap PS


July 17, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Shanghai Intco Industries Co. Ltd. was established 20 years ago in the United States as a trading company, but now based in China, the firm claims to be one of the world's largest recyclers of polystyrene waste.

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Norwegian firm out to recycle tons of fishing equipment


July 17, 2014 11:01 am ET

Norwegian company Nofir AS, which runs a nationwide recycling system for fishing and fish farming industry, has organized a large European campaign to target discarded equipment from the fishing and farming industry.

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Polykar adding 3-layer film line


July 16, 2014 12:02 pm ET

Polyethylene blown film extruder Polykar Industries Inc. will add coextrusion to its capabilities in the Montreal suburb of Saint-Laurent.

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Companies save cost and material with reusable packaging


July 15, 2014 4:31 pm ET

A pair of companies are being recognized for their “measurable and significant cost and environmental savings” by the Reusable Packaging Association.

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Ohio recycler wins grant to expand operations


July 14, 2014 4:17 pm ET

Geo-Tech Polymers Inc. is using a $34,000 grant to help expand operations at the company's plastics recycling facility in Waverly, Ohio.

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Tetra Pak emphasizes renewable packaging materials in new campaign


July 10, 2014 1:10 pm ET

Tetra Pak Inc. is launching a new campaign to promote the importance of responsible material sourcing in the consumer products goods industry.

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Millennials help push pouch growth


July 10, 2014 11:19 am ET

The pouch, once considered a minor player in the packaging world, is a niche no more.

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Gneuss expansion will increase production space by 50 percent


July 10, 2014 10:28 am ET

Germany-based extrusion equipment manufacturer, Gneuss Kunstofftechnik GmbH, has announced it has started work on new buildings to provide another 2,400 square meters of space for production and administration.

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Study: Burning plastics could recover energy now lost in landfills


July 9, 2014 1:37 pm ET

Burning all of the trash now sent to U.S. landfills, plastics included, could create enough energy to power 14 million homes, according to a new study.

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