Category Archives: Sustainability

Command Packaging setting up recycling plant

Peter Grande has a vision to match his name and it involves diverting millions of pounds of agricultural plastics away from landfills.  The CEO of Command Packaging in Vernon, Calif., is moving forward with plans to create a polyethylene recycling … Read Full Post

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Command Packaging Scheduled to Open State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility in the Heart of Farm Country in Salinas, CA

Command Packaging, a U.S. manufacturer of reusable shopping and restaurant bags, today announced the opening of Encore Recycling. The new 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art agricultural plastic recycling facility in Salinas, CA is scheduled to begin operations in October 2013.   Encore Recycling will … Read Full Post

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ACC anticipates growth in thin film recycling

With the relaunch of its Web site and growing the ranks, the polyethylene film recycling working group within the American Chemistry Council expects to see growth in thin film recovery and recycling.  Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., KW Plastics Recycling, Mil-tek … Read Full Post

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California updates container law to encourage more recycled content

After more than 18 years on the books, changes to California’s rigid plastic packaging container (RPPC) regulations for 2013 mean the law will finally be able to do what it was meant to: increase the amount of post-consumer recycled material … Read Full Post

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Nestle CEO and EPR

GreenBiz has an exit interview with Kim Jeffery, the outgoing CEO of Nestle Waters that explains how he became an unlikely advocate of legislation that would establish a framework for extended producer responsibility for many types of consumer packaging. “I’ve … Read Full Post

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WPA Today Newsletter December Edition

The Western Plastics Associaiton Newsletter, WPA Today, is now available for reading.  This edition contains information on 2013 Legislative and Regulatory issues, recycling udpates, industry news and more.  View WPA Today December

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WPA Today

The August/September edition of the WPA Today is available for members to view.  This edition contains information on the California Legislative session, recycling updates, and important regulatory advances on resin pellet containment together with other information of importance to the … Read Full Post

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WPA Member News: Erema expects strong sales to continue

Erema North America Inc. CEO Tim Hanrahan said he expects a sales increase of 25-30 percent in 2012, on the heels of a 40-50 percent sales increase in 2011.  “Our business is way up,” said Hanrahan of the Ipswich-Mass.-based distributor, spare … Read Full Post

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Coke plans to use more plant-based resin

Coca-Cola Co. intends to use less secondary packaging and produce more of its bottles from plant-based materials, according to the company’s seventh Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) report. The report, titled “How can a drink build a more sustainable tomorrow?” includes … Read Full Post

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Coalition forms for extended producer responsibility

An alliance of more than 30 public interest groups and other supporting organizations have formed a new coalition to push for public policy changes that would make manufacturers responsible for collecting and recycling the products and packaging they produce — … Read Full Post

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