Company recycles 9 million pounds over three years
May 22, 2013
In addition to energy reduction, Portola plants recycled in excess of 3.4 million pounds of scrap resin in 2012. Additionally, corrugated, paper, aluminum and steel were also recycled.
Online resource unveiled to fulfill growing demand for carton recycling access
May 22, 2013
In response to the increasing and widespread demand for carton recycling access in communities large and small, the Carton Council of North America has unveiled a new website, CartonOpportunities.org, designed to provide comprehensive information on the opportunities created for recycling professionals, elected officials and the entire packaging supply chain through carton recycling. The site also supplements an existing and popular website, RecycleCartons.com, which is focused on educating consumers.Read More
Packaging plays a role in purchasing considerations.
May 20, 2013
Appearances can be deceiving. Millennials represent the fastest-growing segment of luxury goods-and-services purchasers, according to a recent study by American Express. Yet they are also giving rise to a new lifestyle that can be characterized in two words: frugal and green.
In first year, company recycles more than 1000 tons of waste
May 20, 2013
TricorBraun WinePak has launched a successful zero-waste program which has incurred no expense and has redirected 1020.91 tons of waste to recyclers, according to Jad Darsey, TricorBraun’s director of sustainability and plastics.Read More
School-based carton recycling programs added to KAB Recycle-Bowl, nets over 16,000 pounds of cartons
May 17, 2013
Every day, large quantities of milk and juice are consumed in schools across the country, so it’s a natural fit for schools to develop and implement school-based carton recycling programs. Recognizing the fast-growing pace of carton recycling, this year Keep America Beautiful created a special category for carton recycling in its popular annual competition called Recycle-Bowl.Read More
Ready Pac assesses factors leading millennial shoppers away from traditional grocery and into alternative channels
May 13, 2013
The insatiable curiosity surrounding the Millennial generation (current age 18-35) is certainly not a new topic – but the importance of this complex demographic is growing, especially for grocery retailers. An apparent trend has surfaced, leading fickle (but abundant) Millennial dollars away from traditional grocery stores and into the hands of farmer’s markets, online and specialty retailers. A combination of factors, including health, status, convenience, freshness and ethics – all play an important role in these consumers’ purchase decisions.Read More
Company emphasizes sustainable operations, choices and leadership
April 29, 2013
Xpedx, a business-to-business distribution company in North America and a business of International Paper (IP), is pursuing a new set of sustainability goals in 2013 that will advance its leadership role in offering sustainable solutions to its customers in printing, packaging and facilities supplies.
First inaugural cadet contest collects 24,310 cans
April 26, 2013
The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Squadron 09 won the inaugural Great American Can Roundup contest by recycling a total of 4,166 beverage cans. Sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute, the GACR creates awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling cans.Read More
Cartons can now be recycled in 62 of the 100 largest U.S. cities with more coming on board
April 22, 2013
Cartons are highly recyclable and are a growing commodity. In the first quarter of 2013, almost 1.8 million new households gained access to carton recycling, ensuring that over 50 million U.S. households now have access to carton recycling. Read More
April 18, 2013
I recently read a report from Canadean about reusable beverage containers that really opened my eyes to the practice of reusing beverage bottles that I hadn’t much considered before. Read More