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Bottle Deposit Bills and the New Technology That Can Make Them Work

By: John A. Lanier
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Several states in America utilize bottle deposits and refunds to incentivize higher recycling rates for plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans. The data around recycling rates in those states suggest that these mechanisms work pretty well, and technologies like reverse vending machines can help make them even better. It’s a model we need to see adopted in more places.

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Several states in America utilize bottle deposits and refunds to incentivize higher recycling rates for plastic bottles, glass bottles, and aluminum cans. The data around recycling rates in those states suggest that these mechanisms work pretty well, and technologies like reverse vending machines can help make them even better. It’s a model we need to see adopted in more places.

Owens Corning Advances Toward Circular Economy Aspiration With Enhanced Shingle Recycling Efforts

Company to Partner in Asphalt Shingle Recycling Pilot
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Owens Corning has taken an important step toward reaching its circular economy aspiration with the announcement of enhanced shingle recycling efforts. By 2030, the company intends to recycle two million tons of shingles per year in the U.S.  

Fifth Third Hosts Employee E-Waste Take Back Events

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Fifth Third Bank, a recognized leader in environmental sustainability, hosted two electronic waste recycling events for its employees on Oct. 6. The events were held at the Company’s Madisonville Operations Center in Cincinnati and its Corporate Service Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

What It Takes To Recycle More Packaging on the Path to a Circular Economy

Words by Roya Sabri
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Ever wondered what goes into the recycled-content products and packaging you see on store shelves? The short answer: a whole lot. Take Sustana Fiber’s recycling mill in De Pere, Wisconsin, as an example. When the mill opened 30 years ago, it almost exclusively processed paper. Today, about half of the fiber it receives comes from product packaging like tubs, cartons, and even those potato chip cans lined with foil, Jim Schneider, the company’s vice president of operations, told TriplePundit.

Edwards Lifesciences Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is excited to welcome as a new member, Edwards Lifesciences the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring.

Advanced Recycling: A Critical Tool for Achieving Plastics Circularity

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The demand for plastic is expected to nearly double by 2030. Today, the supply of recycled plastics only meets 6% of the overall North American plastics demand, resulting in a significant opportunity for recycled plastics to fill the industry need. According to Smithers in an article published in May 2022, the rapid growth of post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) packaging is expected through 2026.

Major Consumer Goods Companies Signal Shared Demand for 800,000 Tons of Chemically Recycled Materials

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PARIS, October 12, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Twelve member companies of The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste have today published a letter addressed to suppliers, regulators and investors expressing their demand to procure chemically recycled material produced in line with their environmental

Technimark Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council, Further Advancing Dedication to Sustainability

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Global healthcare injection molding and packaging leader continues to strengthen efforts to address plastic waste and advocate for circularity

O-I Glass Takes Leadership in Building Recycling Ecosystems for Glass Packaging

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  • Company releases 2022 Sustainability Report

  • Collected in excess of 100,000 tons of glass packaging through 49 closed loop programs

  • Implemented 9 community recycling programs and two special collection programs through GLASS4GOOD program

  • Engaging in advancing processing while partnering with suppliers, customers, and communities

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  • Company releases 2022 Sustainability Report

  • Collected in excess of 100,000 tons of glass packaging through 49 closed loop programs

  • Implemented 9 community recycling programs and two special collection programs through GLASS4GOOD program

  • Engaging in advancing processing while partnering with suppliers, customers, and communities

Domino's® New Packaging Design Encourages Customers to “Do Their Slice” to Increase Recycling Efforts

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September 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Nearly everything that leaves a Domino’s® store leaves in the same type of packaging: a corrugated box made of more than 70 percent recycled content. To continue meeting the demands for recycled content in corrugated packaging, it is key that pizza boxes are consistently diverted from landfills. Domino’s® knows that to do this, it must continue delivering the facts about pizza box recycling to its customers.

And what better way to do that, than through the box itself?

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