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Sonoco, a global packaging company, revealed that its New Albany, Ohio, rigid plastics facility has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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New Wave Plastics has been cited for 13 safety violations after the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found a lack of training and personal protective equipment at the Cleveland facility, a recycler and plastic products supplier.

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In serving the third largest U.S. manufacturing sector, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association works to protect and promote nearly 900,000 plastics jobs spanning across every state.

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Business levels for manufacturers and suppliers of primary plastics machinery (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding and thermoforming equipment) posted another strong quarterly performance in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2013.

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by MIKE BRESLIN

The more we can recover and recycle food packaging materials the greater the possibility that municipal recycling facilities (MRFs) can generate new revenue and minimize the amount of residue going to landfills.

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The recycling of rigid plastics excluding bottles rose to nearly 1.02 billion pounds in 2012, an increase of 10 percent over 2011 and triple the amount recycled in 2007 when the industry first began tracking rigid plastics recycling.

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