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President Obama says bye, bye bath bead

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 | Permalink

President Obama has signed into law a bill phasing out the production of all plastic microbeads in soaps, scrubs and other healthcare products by July 1, 2017 and the sale of such beauty products by July 1, 2018. The Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321), introduced by Reps. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Internet shopping driving demand in protective packaging

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 | Permalink

According to a recent report from market research firm The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH), demand for protective packaging in the U.S. is expected to reach $6.8 billion in 2019. The main contribution to this growth is a rise in online shopping, where packaging products, such as air pillows and protective mailers, play a huge part in protecting goods from shock, vibration, abrasion, and other damaging effects of shipping and handling.  Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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GTSO uses 3D-printing technology to design childproof cannabis packaging

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 | Permalink

The medical cannabis industry is growing—literally and figuratively—with no signs of slowing down as its become the fastest growing industry. By 2018, medical marijuana is projected to hit $5 billion, according to reports. Capitalizing on this booming sector is Green Technology Solutions (GTSO; San Jose, CA), a company which provides business support, delivery system products and horticultural technology support. GTSO partnered up with 6th Dimension Technologies, a 3D printing firm, to engineer an innovative, stylish and cost-effective cannabis container that is childproof. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Dow collaboration creates recyclable packaging for Seventh Generation

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 | Permalink

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (Midland, MI) has collaborated with industry leaders Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC; Charlottesville, VA) and Accredo Packaging (Sugar Land, TX) to develop household and personal care brand Seventh Generation’s first recyclable Dishwasher Pods packaging. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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A playful twist on bottle caps

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 | Permalink

We’ve all asked ourselves that million dollar question when finishing our plastic water bottles: to remove, or not to remove when recycling? After all, plastic tops have a varied composition and can be problematic to recycle since plastic caps are typically made from plastic #5 while the bottles they accompany are made from #2. These two types of plastic melt at different temperatures during the recycling process so plastic closures need special processing. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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