When Madonna sang, “You know that we are living in a material world, and I am material girl,” the American singer could not have foreseen that her “Material Girl” song would eventually characterize her in the mainstream media. Although Madonna was not singing about glass, aluminum or plastic, these primary packaging materials, like the 1984 pop hit, have become classics.
To help mark the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, hundreds of groups across North America have registered their events on earthday.org. Although numerous associations are doing their part to help fuel the environmental movement, consumers still are looking for guidance when it comes to one of the most common environmental practices: recycling.
Closed Loop Fund, Keep America Beautiful part of pledge to boost recycling rate to 60 percent by 2030
February 16, 2016
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), Plano, Texas, announced it will work with industry, government and community partners in order to achieve a U.S. beverage container recycling rate of 60 percent by 2030, the company says. As part of this commitment, the company is
Partnership to improve curbside recycling in the US
December 1, 2015
The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Va., a national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling, announced that White Plains, N.Y.-based Heineken USA is the first alcohol company member, effective immediately, to join its program. As a leading sponsor, the brewer will provide industry expertise to help improve consumer education, elevate the quality of curbside recycling and drive increased recovery of recyclable glass in communities nationwide, the companies say.
Use of recycled material requires two-thirds less energy than virgin materials
October 19, 2015
New data compiled by New York-based Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) shows that between 2000 and 2014, the average weight of a 16.9-ounce single-serve PET plastic bottled water bottle has declined 52 percent to 9.25 grams. This has resulted in a savings of 6.2 billion pounds of PET resin since 2000.
Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) announced that its resource Natural Spring Water is debuting its remodeled bottle made with 100 percent recycled PET (rPET), excluding the cap and labeling materials.