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News for the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry | November 10, 2011

Special Report: America Recycles, Part 2

America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, is just one day, but it's a reminder for Americans throughout the year to discard their waste appropriately, conserve natural resources and to inspire others to do the same.

Part 1 of this report, published Tuesday, included a Q-and-A with PepsiCo executive Jeremy Cage on the company's Dream Machine project. In this part, below, we'll share some stories of how companies are promoting recycling and how technology can increase recycling rates.

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  In the News 
  • PepsiCo Dream Machine recycling program deemed a success
    Handee Marts, which installed PepsiCo Dream Machines in June, said more than 121,400 containers have been recycled in the computerized machines. PepsiCo teamed up with Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful to provide thousands of recycling kiosks and bins at locations across North America. Convenience Store News (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ball Corp. creates cans for craft beers
    Ball Corp. annually makes billions of cans used for soda, beer and other beverages, and is the world's largest maker of cans. Ball Corp. is even tapping the craft-beer segment, which originally didn't use can packaging. Some consumers, however, are recognizing the benefits to craft brews in a can, including portability and ease of recycling. The Denver Post (10/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How technology can boost recycling rates
    Technology can help improve recycling rates and decrease waste production. RFID tags on bins can track participation and compare rates among demographics, and WeRecycle, a grant project at the University of Georgia, is using GPS-technology to find where recycling bins should be placed for increased participation. Mashable (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  GMA Resources 
  • A commitment to taking care of the planet

    Food, beverage and CPG companies plan to eliminate 4 billion pounds of packaging by 2020. The companies achieved the 2005-2010 goal with more than 180 improvement initiatives that included package redesigns and more recyclable inputs. Read more.

    For more on recycling, check out the EPA's Recycling page and the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.

    For more information about recycling, contact GMA.

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