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Are you on track to be compliant if the European plastics legislation is adopted in the US?

Europe  usually precedes the US in sustainability laws and regulations. It also seems like the US usually follows suit within 5 years or so of the new regulations being implemented in Europe.

Separation anxiety: how a simple fix can reduce waste

Every year Americans fill an estimated 4 billion prescriptions and buy even more over-the-counter medications. But we all know that the problem with recycling prescription bottles is that most curbside programs don’t accept them, which is why.

7 sustainability goals for thermoforming

Environmentally-friendly, natural, organic, green, recycling… These are just a few common interpretations of the word sustainability. But what does it really mean? The EPA defines sustainability as the creation and maintenance of the conditions.

What do you see when you look at your packaging problems?

Last month, an innocent question on Tumblr sent the Internet into a frenzy debating the color of a dress – some seeing it as white and gold, others as black and blue. Even when Roman Originals, the company that manufactures the dress, confirmed.

How much is sustainability costing your customers?

There’s no question that today’s consumers consider sustainability and social consequences when shopping, and many are putting their money where their values are. In fact, according to Nielsen’s recently released 2014 Global Survey on Corporate.

How green is your thermoformer?

With so much focus on sustainability these days, it may surprise you that according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industrial pollution is responsible for almost 50 percent of the pollution present in the United States..

The future of recyclable medical packaging

As one of the most vital areas of any hospital, operating rooms can generate as much as 40% of a hospital’s revenue. They can also produce as much as 30% of a hospital’s waste volume – consume half of its supplies budget – and consume the.

Retail-ready recycling

We’ve all seen them before. The receptacles by the grocery store exit for used plastic bags, the bin at they eye doctors for old eyeglasses even the used phone kiosks at the mall. And many of us are also familiar with less obvious recycling.

Sustainability - it's more than just being green

When it comes to sustainability, we are all quite familiar with the “Go Green” mantra – from calls to buy organically grown food the local farmers' market to reminders to energy proof our homes or to use of reusable water bottles and shopping.

Sustainability - packaging, process & place

Hardly a day goes by that without a story about packaging sustainability efforts – from Samsung Electronics's green packaging for refrigerators to Simple Green’s debut of “greener” packaging to the Novelis Evercan high-recycled content aluminum.

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