Interview with Don Loepp, Plastics News

As you might guess, each week the latest printed issue of Plastics News lands on our desks and it’s also common to see their website up on someone’s computer as you walk around our offices. Don Loepp is the editor and longtime writer at Plastics News and...

Plastic’s Place in the Waste Stream

A common misconception is that plastics are the number one component of landfills and the fastest growing segment. That’s not true. Because modern packaging cannot be eliminated from the shipment and storage of most products, environmental awareness ultimately...

Paper or Plastic?

Whenever I’m at the grocery store, I’m always perplexed about how to respond when I get the inevitable question from the cashier in that bored, monotone voice: “paper or plastic?” I quickly run through the gamut of emotions: “What’s...

HACCP Certification

We get a fair amount of calls from customers for quotes on food-related packaging and a common question we hear is whether our resins are FDA approved. Aside from VCI, they all are. However, it’s important to note that there are other requirements that may be...

Garbology: 5 Myths About Our Landfills

He was called the “Indiana Jones of Solid Waste” and was an archaeologist who used his tools in a most unusual way. Since the inception of the Garbage Project in 1973, William Rathje gained important insights into our collective behaviors by studying our...