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  • New York collects $120M in unclaimed bottle deposits

    October 31st marks the one-year anniversary of the expansion of New York’s beverage container deposit law, known as the “Bottle Bill,” to include bottled water.  While it is too early to measure the full benefits of the new law, state and national recycling advocates are hailing the first year as a success.  “Consumers have adjusted easily to the expanded bottle ...

  • ISO14001:2004 Registration Success!

    As of February 9th 2011, Container Components Europe Limited were successfully registered with ISO14001:2004. This is certification of our environmental management standards and helps our organisation to: minimise how our operations (processes etc.)negatively affect the environment, comply with applicable laws, regulations & ...

  • Report says PET recycling rate increased 28% in 2009

     The recycling rate of polyethylene terephthalate increased 28% in 2009 making it the six consecutive year of gains in the United States´ recycling rate. And the 2009 rate increase occurred despite a 4% decrease in the total PET bottles and jars available for recycling, by weight, according to the "2009 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity" -- a collaborative effort ...

  • PET Container Recycling Rate up to 29% for 2010

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), and the PET Resin Association (PETRA) announced today the release of the “2010 Report on Post Consumer PET Container Recycling Activity” and a 2010 Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) container recycling rate of 29%. This is the seventh ...

  • NAPCOR Endorses U.S. Senate Resolution 251 in Support of Recycling

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) today endorsed Senate Resolution 251: Expressing Support for Improvement in the Collection, Processing and Consumption of Recyclable Materials Throughout the United States, as introduced August 2 by co-chairs and co-founders of the U.S. Senate’s Recycling Caucus, Senators Tom Carper (D-Delaware) ...

  • Hawaii recycles record 72% of beverage containers

    Hawaii has announced the results of its beverage container recycling efforts for the fiscal year 2008, and the state increased recycling by four percent to reach 72 percent recovery, an all-time high. The state says this means more than 680 million containers were recycled from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. State law requires that if more than 70 percent of containers are recycled there would be ...

  • Recycle Online

    Recycle Online offer various sizes of containers for bulk recycling of light bulbs, batteries, electonic waste and lamp ballasts. The item price includes the container, outbound and return shipping, recycling fees, and recycling documentation. Bulk recycling straight fluorescent (2ft or less), HID, u-bend, and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and LEDs. Container capacity 79 lbs. Bulk recycling ...


    By Recycle Online

  • Degradable Additives Provide Poor End-of-Life Option for PET Packaging, Says NAPCOR

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) today reiterated its position on degradable additives, confirming its opposition to their use in all PET packaging. The PET trade organization had previously urged caution in the use of these additives (May 2009), citing lack of data about potential effects on PET recycling. NAPCOR’s decision to ...

  • New Features at LampRecycling.com

    Recycling with EasyPak™ just got easier! Air Cycle Corporation is dedicated to providing easy and efficient recycling solutions. The EasyPak program offers a cost efficient recycling option for organizations that either generate small quantities of recyclables or are limited in their storage space. The growing popularity of the program can be attributed to the simple steps required to recycle ...


    By Air Cycle Corporation

  • Recycling Our Way to Recovery

    The following statement has been issued by Joseph Cattaneo, President, Glass Packaging Institute. ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Over the past year, there have been promising signs that the United States is recovering from the so-called "Great Recession." In recent quarters, the country's Gross Domestic Product has been in positive territory. The ...

  • PET Container Recycling Rate Holds Steady at Just over 29% for 2011

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) announced today the release of the “2011 Report on Postconsumer PET Container Recycling Activity.” The report cites a 2011 U.S. recycling rate of 29.3% for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic containers. The total volume of postconsumer PET bottles collected ...

  • Maes Containers to Start the Robotic Revolution of Sustainable Recycling With ZenRobotics Recycler

    Technology to save the Earth: World's first solar-powered robotic recycling system will be installed in Belgium this year. Containers Maes the Belgian experts in sustainable recycling are to install the now globally available ZenRobotics Recycler™, the world's first robotic recycling system. The Maes facility near the corporate ...


    By ZenRobotics Ltd.

  • Know your glass before recycling!

    We all want to recycle as much as we can, but it is important to know which materials to place in the bin and which to keep out. Many well-intended recyclers are confused about glass. Glass containers for food and beverages are 100% recyclable, but not when mixed with other types of glass. Other kinds of glass, like windows, ovenware, Pyrex, and crystal, are manufactured through a different ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • NAPCOR Endorses APR Full Wrap Shrink Label Protocol

    The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) today endorsed the newly published Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers’ (APR) guidance document pertaining to full wrap shrink sleeve labels for PET bottles, “Sleeve Label Substrate for PET Bottles Critical Guidance Document.” This testing and guidance protocol document is ...

  • TOMRA launches NSW’s most advanced beverage Recycling Center in Granville

    TOMRA has launched a new world class beverage Recycling Center in Granville, the first of its kind in New South Wales, Australia. Due to the high volume of containers being returned at the scheme’s top performing RVM in Granville, the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • WRAP looks to boost recycled glass content

    New research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme shows that consumers are as likely to buy products in jars and bottles made with mixed colour recycled glass as they are to purchase items in clear glass packaging. WRAP hopes that this finding will boost demand for containers with high recycled content. It partnered with supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to determine if consumers would ...

  • Recycling Program coming to ASU`s Downtown Phoenix campus

    ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus is showing its true colors when it comes to sustainability. New colored recycling containers for paper, plastic and aluminum were distributed throughout the Downtown Phoenix campus in building corridors, vending and staff areas this past month. That effort, along with a new agreement with a disposal company, will allow for “co-mingling” of recyclable materials and ...


    By Arizona State University

  • IBWA’s New Video Tours PET Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

    The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)’s consumer website www.bottledwatermatters.com has released a new YouTube video, “Recycling Empty Plastic Bottles,” that gives consumers a good look at how a PET recycling facility converts more than two billion PET plastic ...

  • Glass packaging has lowest carbon footprint

    A study has found that the lifecycle of a glass container produces the lowest emissions compared to aluminium or plastic packaging. Carried out by glass recycler O-I, the report is the packaging industry’s ‘first’ complete carbon footprint assessment of the lifecycle of a glass container from the extraction of raw materials to its reuse or recycling. Glass had the lowest carbon footprint across ...

  • Access to Plastics Recycling More Widespread Than Previously Believed

    A study released today by Moore Recycling Associates Inc. found that a much larger portion of the U.S. population has ready access to recycle commonly used plastics than previously believed. Specifically the study, "Plastics Recycling Collection: National Reach Study," found that 94 percent of Americans have access to recycle plastic bottles ...

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