Plastic Packaging Resources

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

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

Energy Recovery Fact Sheet

Energy Recovery Fact Sheet

The Power of Waste

The Power of Waste

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

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

Stemming the Tide

Stemming the Tide

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

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

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

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

Packaging Flexes Its Resource Efficiency

Packaging Flexes Its Resource Efficiency

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015-2016 Centralized Study on Availability of Plastic Recycling

2015-2016 Centralized Study on Availability of Plastic Recycling

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

2014 National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report

2014 National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report

2014 National Post-Consumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report

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

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

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

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

MRF Material Flow Study, July 2015

MRF Material Flow Study, July 2015

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

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

Working Toward “Zero Waste” in Packaging

Working Toward “Zero Waste” in Packaging

Plastics Recycling 101

Plastics Recycling 101

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

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

How Plastics Can Help Enhance a Package’s Environmental Performance

How Plastics Can Help Enhance a Package’s Environmental Performance

Packaging Flow in the MRF

Packaging Flow in the MRF

Earth 911

Earth 911

DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation

The ULS Report

The ULS Report

Plastics Make it Possible®

Plastics Make it Possible®