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October 3, 2012

The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers has launched new online resources to help grocery chains recycle more of the plastic containers they use and empty onsite.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers has launched new online resources to help grocery chains recycle more of the plastic containers they use and empty onsite. The program is aimed at recycling the more than 350 million pounds of plastic containers that are discarded annually by grocery stores across the United States.

May 29, 2012

The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to ban plastic bags at supermarket checkouts, becoming the largest city in the nation to approve such a law.

The council voted to phase out plastic bags during the next 16 months at an estimated 7,500 stores, meaning shoppers will need to bring reusable bags or purchase paper bags for 10 cents each.

December 20, 2011

Macy's is partnering with Earthworks System LLC, a provider of 100% recycled PVC sheets for the plastic card industry and plastic card recycling programs, to provide its customers with a recyclable gift card program for the retailer’s customers.

SOLON, Ohio — Macy's is partnering with Earthworks System LLC, a provider of 100% recycled PVC sheets for the plastic card industry and plastic card recycling programs, to provide its customers with a recyclable gift card program for the retailer’s customers. 

March 14, 2011

Seventh Generation has developed an ultra-concentrated liquid laundry detergent that is available in a 100% compostable bottle.

NEW YORK — Seventh Generation has developed an ultra-concentrated liquid laundry detergent that is available in a 100% compostable bottle.

The company said the entire packaging system (fiber bottle, pouch, spout, cap) for its Natural 4x laundry detergent uses 66% less plastic than a typical 100-oz. 2x laundry bottle. Seventh Generation's Natural 4x laundry detergent, a nontoxic, biodegradable formula, is available in a 50-oz. (66 loads) size and two scents: Free and Clear, and Geranium Blossoms and Vanilla.

February 9, 2011

Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., announced its new Sustainable Earth by Staples janitorial paper products and compostable kitchen items including cups, plates and cutlery.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., announced its new Sustainable Earth by Staples janitorial paper products and compostable kitchen items including cups, plates and cutlery. According to the company, the products were developed using renewable resources, such as plant-based plastics and sugarcane, as well as recycled fiber and post-consumer content. By using innovative materials, these products have earned leading environmental certifications byGreen Seal and Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).