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Ohio Tech Hub to Invest in Sustainable Polymer R&D

Ohio Tech Hub to Invest in Sustainable Polymer R&D

Hub Official: ‘Flexible Packaging Is Very High on a Lot of Our Innovators’ Minds’

Participants include universities, research centers, local governments, and economic development agencies, as well as companies such as Avery Dennison, Avient, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, and Synthomer.

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National Recycling Measures Have Broad Business Support

National Recycling Measures Have Broad Business Support

Congress Expected to Continue Deliberations on Two Bills

Observers expect deliberations on the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2023 and the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act to continue in 2024

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Trade Group: New Aluminum Tariffs Undermine U.S. Companies and Consumers

Trade Group: New Aluminum Tariffs Undermine U.S. Companies and Consumers

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent decision to extend tariffs on aluminum to South Korea and Thailand will cost jobs in the U.S., while increasing prices for consumers and undermining the integrity of flexible packaging intended to protect food and medical supplies, according to the Flexible Packaging Association.

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Academics Examine Food Waste and Packaging

Academics Examine Food Waste and Packaging

Michigan State University’s School of Packaging completed a study on food waste that offers insights for packaging companies as they work to keep foods fresh as long as possible.

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Students Demonstrate Future Workforce of Robots

Students Demonstrate Future Workforce of Robots

If the future workplace is filled with machines running on artificial intelligence and robotics, workers will be needed to create the machines, run them, and then make repairs as the robots falter. That thinking was on display at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.

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Panelists: Packaging Design Can Be Influenced Through Eco-Modulation

Panelists: Packaging Design Can Be Influenced Through Eco-Modulation

Extender producer responsibility programs can be enhanced by giving companies financial incentives to evolve packaging through eco-design while imposing penalties on packaging that hinders circularity efforts. Those incentives and penalties are the core concepts of eco-modulation.

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