Plastic Packaging Resources

Find life cycle assessment research, industry reports, fact sheets, infographics, and more to get science-based information on how plastics enhance packaging performance and contribute to sustainability.

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Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project

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Plastics Decoupling Waste and Growth

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2016 National Report on Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling

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2016 National Postconsumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report

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2016 National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report

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2015-16 Centralized Study on Availability of Plastic Recycling

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Life Cycle Impacts of Plastic Packaging Compared to Substitutes In the United States and Canada: Theoretical Substitution Analysis

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Sanitation and Safety: The Benefits of Plastics

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Preventing Food Waste

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2015 National Post-consumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report

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2015 National Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report

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2015 United States National Postconsumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Report

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Improving Environmental Outcomes at the State Level Through Sustainable Materials Management

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Life Cycle Inventory of Foam Polystyrene, Paper-Based, and PLA Foodservice Products

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Energy Recovery Fact Sheet

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The Power of Waste

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Diagram Showing a Traditional Waste-to-Energy Facility: How Recycling and Energy Recovery Work Together

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Stemming the Tide

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Progress Report – 2016: The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter

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Marine Debris Solutions: Creating Effective, Collaborative Partnerships to Reduce Litter

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Packaging Flexes Its Resource Efficiency

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Plastics and Sustainability: A Valuation of Environmental Benefits, Costs, and Opportunities for Continuous Improvement

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2016: A Study of Packaging Efficiency as it Relates to Waste Prevention

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Impact of Plastics Packaging on Life Cycle Energy Consumption & Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States and Canada

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2015-2016 Centralized Study on Availability of Plastic Recycling

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2014 National Report on Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling

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2014 National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report

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2014 National Post-Consumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report

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2013 Growth Trends and New Drivers for Recycling of Non-Bottle Mixed Rigid Plastics

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The Evolution of Mixed Waste Processing Facilities: Technology and Equipment Guide, May 2016

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MRF Material Flow Study, July 2015

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Plastics and Sustainability: A Valuation of Environmental Benefits, Costs, and Opportunities for Continuous Improvement

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Life Cycle Assessment for Three Types of Grocery Bags – Recyclable Plastic; Compostable, Biodegradable Plastic; and Recycled, Recyclable Paper

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Working Toward “Zero Waste” in Packaging

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Plastics Recycling 101

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Common Plastics Packaging Helps Reduce Package Weight, Energy Use and GHG Emissions in U.S.

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How Plastics Can Help Enhance a Package’s Environmental Performance

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Packaging Flow in the MRF

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Earth 911

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DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

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The ULS Report

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Plastics Make it Possible®