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About Jared Paben

Jared Paben Associate Editor Jared Paben has worked for Resource Recycling since December 2014. Most of his earlier career was spent as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Bellingham, Wash., but he also has experience working for the Oregon volunteerism commission and for Oregon nonprofits serving low-income populations. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Keurig Dr Pepper achieves 11% PCR use

Published: June 29, 2022
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Keurig Dr Pepper logo on company building.

Keurig Dr Pepper’s recent sustainability report noted progress toward the company’s goal of 25% PCR use by 2025. | Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

One of North America’s largest beverage brand owners greatly increased its use of recycled resins last year, mainly by rolling out 100% RPET bottles for specific brands.

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Contest provides pathway to Walmart’s packaging team

Published: June 22, 2022
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Packaging companies are eligible for a new competition that would give access to decision-makers at the world’s largest retailer. | chainarong06/Shutterstock

The U.S. Plastics Pact has launched a competition with prizes potentially more valuable than one-time cash awards: namely, serious conversations with Walmart’s private label packaging leaders.

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Panel approves over two-dozen food-contact RPET applications

Published: June 8, 2022
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PET beverage bottles in a retail setting.

Recycling technologies from Erema, NGR, Polymetrix, Starlinger and others were recently approved to produce RPET for 100% recycled-content food and drink packaging. | Ho Su A Bi/Shutterstock

A food-safety panel has approved applications from Indorama Ventures, Veolia, Coca-Cola Hellenic, NOVAPET and other plastic reclaimers to recycle PET in new food and drink packaging.

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Seeing growing demand, PP additive maker grows footprint

Published: June 2, 2022
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Milliken plant seen from above.

Milliken’s Blacksburg, S.C. plant will increase production capacity for the company’s Millad NX 8000 polypropylene clarifier, which is used in PP recycling. | Courtesy of Milliken

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company says its newest clarifier plant is coming on-line, boosting Milliken’s production capacity for its PP clarifier by over 50%.

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