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Molded Pulp Packaging is no Longer Just for Egg Cartons

Posted on: May 6th, 2020

Many of us are very familiar with fiber molded pulp packaging, though we probably pay little attention to it. Every time you remove an egg from its carton (baring it’s not packaged in styrofoam) you’re witnessing molded pulp in action. But molded pulp is no longer just a resource for egg cartons and fruit containers…

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Plastic packaging recycling – “struggling” to make inroads

Posted on: April 9th, 2020

In a recent study by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Packaging Digest, participants were asked how they would describe the current state of plastic packaging recycling in the United States? More than half of respondents (55%) said the United States efforts towards plastic packaging recycling were “Struggling” at best, while almost 10% were less optimistic,…

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What makes something recyclable – a difficult question to answer

Posted on: February 27th, 2020

When you think about the question what makes something recyclable, many of us believe it’s anything we can haphazardly toss into our municipal recycling bins. Doing so often creates a feeling of environmental euphoria, as though we just saved ten trees from being senselessly cut down in the Rain Forest. But the answer to what…

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Fiber Molded Products vs Styrofoam – How do they Compare?

Posted on: February 26th, 2020

Polystyrene, which is the chemical name for an entire family of plastics, was first discovered back in 1839 by Eduard Simon, an apothecary from Berlin. But it wasn’t until the 1940s that it was first formed into its more popular state, known by millions today as “styrofoam”. For years, it’s been the protective packaging choice for manufacturers shipping…

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