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Coke reaches out for ideas on how to increase recycling in the UK


April 3, 2014 9:07 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) has launched a new recycling challenge campaign to get more United Kingdom households recycling their plastic bottles after research found most other European countries recycled far more.

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Sports teams play ball. Sustainably


March 28, 2014 11:57 am ET

At major league ballparks across the country, teams are increasingly using and promoting the use of compostable plastics and recycling as part of a move to reduce the amount of refuse going to landfills, which in turn lowers their operating costs.

New investments backs expansion for MicroGreen's recycled cups


March 20, 2014 12:45 pm ET

MicroGreen Polymers Inc. is ramping up production of its InCycle brand of recycled-content PET cups.

Graham Packaging set to close Chicago plant


March 7, 2014 12:15 pm ET

A total of 170 people will lose their jobs as early as May as Graham Packaging Co. LP shutters another site in Illinois, this time in Chicago.

Australia debating national bottle bill


March 7, 2014 11:49 am ET

An academic has attacked a push to implement a national container deposit scheme (CDS) in Australia, but the leader of a coalition of environmental groups says criticism of the proposal is wrong.

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Bottled water soon will take the beverage crown


February 4, 2014 12:04 pm ET

In the not-too-distant future, bottled water will overtake carbonated soft drinks as the largest beverage category in the United States, according to one industry expert.

Petainer brings PET beer kegs to Russia


January 28, 2014 11:04 am ET

England's Petainer has opened a site in Russia producing PET beer kegs and water cooler bottles for the local market.

Dasani sales push PlantBottle use


November 19, 2013 1:45 pm ET

ATLANTA — Leaders of Coca-Cola Co., the world's largest user of PET, have a goal of using 100 percent plant-based resin in all its PET bottles, a top Coke researcher said at the Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Blow Molding Conference.

Food-contact rules diverging globally


November 19, 2013 1:30 pm ET

ATLANTA — The world is moving away from harmonized global standards for food-contact packaging, according to Jeffrey Keithline, a lawyer at Keller and Heckman LLC of Washington.

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Boots recalls experience, innovations


November 19, 2013 1:24 pm ET

ATLANTA — Ira Boots, who became chairman of U.S.-based machinery manufacturer Milacron LLC last year, after building Berry Plastics Corp. into a $4 billion packaging giant, said a well-thought-out strategy and an aggressive playbook are more...

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