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Sacramento says goodbye to plastic bags in 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015 | Permalink

As the New Year rolls in, so does an upcoming ordinance—SB 270—for Sacramento, CA, which bans the use of single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, large pharmacies and convenience stores within city limits. The city ordinance goes into effect even as a statewide ban on the bags is still on the backburner pending the outcome of a referendum in November. Customers who forget will have the option of buying recycled paper bags for 10 cents each. 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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Plastics leading choice for inexpensive packaging, SPI reports

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 | Permalink

Last week, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (Washington, D.C.) released its third report, “Packaging Market Watch: Plastics Packaging Wraps it Up,” in a series of in-depth studies that examine how the consumer market impacts various segments of the plastics industry. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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WPC pledges support for sustainable solutions for marine debris

Sunday, December 27th, 2015 | Permalink

Last month, the World Plastics Council (WPC) held its 2nd General Assembly in Dubai, UAE. Chaired by Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, Executive Vice President at Sabic (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), top executives of the world’s largest polymer producers attended the meeting, underpinning the industry’s commitments to improving sustainability and constructively addressing key challenges. 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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