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Nampak Plastics looks to lightweight the milk industry

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 | Permalink

Nampak Plastics , a UK producer of plastic milk bottles, says it has created the world’s lightest four-pint high density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle. The bottle, which comes in a 32g four-pint, represents a 20% material savings on the standard four-pint version found in most supermarkets today, which weigh about 40g, according to Nampak. This lightweight bottle is currently undergoing trials with a number of Nampak’s customers. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastics packaging HDPE milk lightweighting bottles read more

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The economic effect of plastic bag bans

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 | Permalink

A study from the National Center for Policy Analysis claims that a ban on plastic bags used by grocers and retailers can negatively impact sales in the ban area and increase sales among stores just outside the bag ban region. The NCPA surveyed store managers in Los Angeles County, where a ban of thin-film bags took effect in July 2011. The group conducted a survey of 80 large stores such as supermarkets and variety shops affected by the ban. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  plastic bags bans jobs recycling reusables read more

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The economic effect of plastic bag bans