Posts Tagged packaging

Turning marine debris into ornaments for the Capitol Christmas tree

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 | Permalink

Bonnie Dillard, an artist in Kodiak Island, Alaska, is doing something about the plastics problem, but in a much more festive way. Using plastics washed up on the beaches where she lives, the retired art teacher is crafting materials to create colorful fish as ornaments. “The fish happen to be our main economic and food recourse and the plastics are becoming a threat to our livelihood and to the fish as well,” says Dillard. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Turning marine debris into ornaments for the Capitol Christmas tree

Herbold installs solar power system

Monday, December 21st, 2015 | Permalink

Herbold USA (North Smithfield, RI), a developer of systems and equipment for the recycling of plastics, is taking steps to make its Rhode Island headquarters more eco-friendly by switching over to solar. Factors that weighed in on the decision were to reduce energy costs and support the company’s environmental stewardship issues. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Save the date: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is January 25

Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Permalink

All Sites Last summer, I wrote about the new “popless” Bubble Wrap that Sealed Air (Charlotte, NC) was producing—not good news for those who love popping the air cushions in this famous protective packaging that is nearly 50 years old! read more

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Save the date: Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is January 25

No more plastic waste in the oceans requires a permanent commitment from us all

Thursday, December 17th, 2015 | Permalink

Recently, I received an email from a reader urging me to devote more attention to what he referred to as the “abominable problem” of marine debris.  And indeed, one of the biggest environmental problems today is that of the plastic waste that is polluting the oceans, seas and waterways of the world. Everywhere. 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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