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The Ultimate 9 Quick Tips to Recycle More Plastics

According to EPA, recycling can help conserve natural resources, reduce waste, prevent pollution, save energy, create jobs—and sustain the environment for future generations. Recycling also makes economic sense. Recycling helps generate local revenue, support local recycling jobs, and enable us to...

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Can I Recycle Packing Bubbles and Shipping Pillows?

Don’t you just love getting a package delivered to your door? (I do. Especially if it’s shoes…) But once you’ve got the goods, do you know what to do with the packaging? It’s usually easy to recycle the cardboard shipping box. But just what are you supposed to do with those plastic...

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5 Plastics Recycling Resolutions for a Greener New Year

New Year’s resolutions tend to be focused on self-improvement—shedding pounds, abandoning a bad habit, watching less mindless TV. But if you’re looking to improve yourself and the environment this year, recycling more of your everyday plastics is a great place to start. Like lots of...

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5 Simple Tips for Planning the Perfect Holiday Party

Let’s face it—between shopping, decorating, and travel planning, you’re not exactly sure how you’ll find time to throw that perfect get-together for family and friends. But here’s some good news: plastics have your back. From the decorations to the gifts to the kitchen, plastics make...

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Can We Recycle Flexible Plastic Packaging?

New Research Shows Potential Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. Have you noticed that many “canned” foods are not sold solely in cans anymore? For example, tuna fish is sold in cans and flexible pouches. On your next...

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Plastics Recycling 101: How to Recycle More Plastics

We’ve all been there. Standing in front of the recycling bin, staring at a plastic container and wondering, “Can I recycle this?” We all want to recycle more plastics and create a cleaner environment for our loved ones and ourselves. Here are some tips from Plastics Make It Possible® that...

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The Word on Plastics Recycling: Momentum

Previously published in Plastics Engineering and posted with permission from the Society of Plastics Engineers. NOTE: figures in this article on rigid plastics and plastic film recycling have been updated since publication in Plastics Engineering magazine. Plastics recycling is growing. Steadily,...

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Eight Easy Ways to Help the Environment

Looking for simple everyday steps that we can take to help protect the environment? Here are eight easy ways (related to plastics) to help us reduce waste … and maybe feel a bit better about our place on the planet. 1. Know What to Throw It’s important to know what—and what not—to throw in...

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