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2011-07-28 10:28:00

DUNDEE, Mich., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastipak Packaging, a leading manufacturer of rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries today broke ground on a major expansion to its Clean Tech plastic recycling facility in Dundee, Michigan. The expansion makes room for the installation of additional advanced plastic recycling processing technology at the site, and increases the availability of ultraclean recycled PCR PET plastic resin for Plastipak's...

2011-05-31 10:44:00

Study Shows 94% of Americans Can Recycle an Assortment of Plastic Bottles WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today by Moore Recycling Associates Inc. found that a much larger portion of the U.S. population has ready access to recycle commonly used plastics than previously believed. Specifically the study, "Plastics Recycling Collection: National Reach Study," found that 94 percent of Americans have access to recycle plastic bottles and 40 percent of the...

2010-11-10 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- November 15 is America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and a great time to think about purchasing products made with recycled materials. This year, a survey of American consumers conducted online in October by Harris Interactive on behalf of Plastics Make it Possible(SM), an initiative sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council, finds that "being green" is...

2010-03-16 08:00:00

More Plastic Bags and Film Are Recycled than Ever Before; Growing Demand for Plastic Scrap ARLINGTON, Va., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The recycling of plastic bags and film reached a record high across the United States in 2008, continuing a growing national recycling trend. An estimated 832,394,000 pounds of post-consumer film (including plastic bags and product wraps) were recovered in 2008, according to the latest National Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Bags and Film Report....

2010-03-03 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council today released the 2008 report on the collection and recycling of post-consumer non-bottle rigid plastics across the United States. The report, prepared by Moore Recycling Associates, Inc., found that in 2008, over 361 million pounds of post-consumer rigid plastics were collected for recycling nationwide, an increase of nearly 11 percent from 2007. The report also found that in North American markets, much of...

2009-06-01 08:01:00

Iconic Brand Introduces Recyclable Mint Containers SOMERSET, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to markedly reduce its carbon footprint, Ferrero U.S.A. has announced the roll-out of new packaging for the entire line of Tic Tac(R) mints. The brand is now available in polypropylene packaging, a flexible material that is more readily recyclable and leaves a considerably smaller carbon footprint. In addition, the new Tic Tac(R) boxes, which retain the distinctive transparent packaging...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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