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In My Opinion: A business case for deposit return

Published: May 23, 2018
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In an effort to reduce litter and increase recycling, more and more jurisdictions are turning to deposit return systems for the recovery of beverage containers. These systems require consumers to pay a small deposit at the point of purchase, and they get the deposit back when they return the empty container for recycling.

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In Our Opinion: How to improve the Resin Identification Code

Published: February 24, 2016
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The SPI Resin Identification Code (RIC), now the property of ASTM, an international standards organization, was created in 1988 to help recycling stakeholders know which plastic was being used for containers. Required on certain containers in 39 states in the U.S., the RIC names six resins without defining them and provides a seventh number for all others.

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In My Opinion: A sea change in brand owner attitudes toward flexible packaging

Published: March 1, 2017
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Conrad MacKerron

Conrad MacKerron

In the last two years, there has been a positive shift by previously recalcitrant brands to accept the importance of packaging recycling as part of total product life cycle and to commit to increasing packaging recyclability.

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