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Ecopax paying fine for air emission violations


November 4, 2013 2:45 pm ET

A manufacturer of food-grade polystyrene foam containers has agreed to pay a $192,000 fine for alleged air emission violations.

Huhtamaki sells Italian food-service business


October 30, 2013 3:54 pm ET

Huhtamaki Oyj has sold a non-core, commodity food-service business in Italy.

Compostables face barriers in food business


October 10, 2013 9:41 am ET

Composters, manufacturers and restaurant executives have some ground to cover before compostable plastic products get wider use in the food industry, according to Jeff Clark, director of the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve Education Sustainability Program.

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Heat-sensitive lids can save your skin


October 10, 2013 9:38 am ET

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Have you ever had a first sip of coffee from your takeout cup — and burned your tongue or lips?

Berry Plastics buys Graphic Packaging unit, sells Kits and Catering business


October 1, 2013 6:42 pm ET

Berry Plastics Group Inc. is pushing deeper into one business and retreating from another.

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McDonald's nixes PS foam ... again: Fast-food giant hops on ban wagon


September 27, 2013 1:58 pm ET

Polystyrene foam has taken another body blow from McDonald's Corp., which famously abandoned the PS clamshell burger package way back in 1990. Today's target: the PS foam hot-drink cup.

New owners take charge at Milwaukee molder Perles Bros.


September 26, 2013 3:19 pm ET

Custom injection molder Pereles Bros. Inc. of Milwaukee has new owners that are ready to expand the company. “We see a real opportunity for us to grow it considerably over the next 10-20 years,” said Steve Iram, the new president, in a phone interview.

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McDonald's to phase out PS hot beverage cups


September 25, 2013 4:10 pm ET

McDonald's Corp. aims to eliminate the use of millions of polystyrene hot beverage cups in the United States following a successful large scale test of paper cups.

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Compostable plastics may help boost cities' food-waste programs


September 25, 2013 11:58 am ET

Composting food waste is the next step for cities hungry to reach recycling goals and reroute organic matter back to the soil instead of landfills and incinerators.

Online catalog lists compostable plastics certified to decompose


September 20, 2013 2:37 pm ET

A new online database lists more than 3,300 kinds of compostable plastic products that have been certified to break down in commercial facilities.

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