• Buy Recycled!

    Buy Recycled!

    Did you know that recycling doesn’t end when you drop your stuff in the bin? Hopefully, you already recycle your empty containers at home, work and on the go. If not, why not? Recycling is such an important step to keep valuable materials out of the landfill and in the economy, not to mention that…

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  • Earth Month, Earth Day, Every Day

    Earth Month takes place April each year, culminating on the 22nd – Earth Day. It’s a time to raise environmental awareness and create consciousness around the issues that affect mother nature during this time of crisis. Every April, environmental leaders and activists all around the world present plans, strategies, and solutions for mitigating and preventing…

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  • Are You Recycling Properly?

    We all want to do the right thing, but when it comes to recycling, if you are not doing it correctly, you could be doing more harm than good. Fortunately, if you know some key information, you can improve your recycling no matter where you live.

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  • The Benefits of Plastic Packaging: How it Protects The Products We Use Every Day

    It’s difficult to imagine modern life without plastics. Our cars (seat cushions, air bags, bumpers, dashboards…), fashion (nylon, spandex, polyester, faux fur…), homes (carpeting, foam insulation, vinyl siding, composite decking…), appliances (televisions, coffee makers, alarm clocks, electric toothbrushes…), sports (football pads, bicycle helmets, surfboards, skis…), health (preemie incubators, bandages, hygienic medical packaging, syringes…), and of…

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  • Minimize Your Waste: Simple Steps to Make a Big Impact

    It’s a new year and everyone is making their resolutions.  Usually these involve things for self-improvement, such as eating better, exercising more or less screen time.  While these are all great things to strive for, the best way to take care of yourself is to take care of the planet!  More than 40% of our…

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  • ‘Tis The Season to Choose The Right Milk Package

    The tree is up, the stockings are hung, the lights are strung, and the countdown has begun.  The holiday season is filled with good tidings and cheer.  And lots of baking.  From pies  and candies to everyone’s favorite cookies, you’ll likely be going through a lot more milk than usual.  Make Santa’s “Nice List” this…

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  • Myth Busting – Misconceptions About Plastic

    There is a lot of negativity in the world around plastics. Unfortunately, this extremely versatile material is catching an unwarranted bad rap because of bad behavior resulting in plastics in the environment. Plastics are a versatile, cost-effective material that enriches our lives and have essential applications in nearly all industries. They make airplanes lighter, cars…

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  • Does Your Package Meet Sustainability Requirements?

    Does Your Package Meet Sustainability Requirements?

    In case you haven’t heard, there are an increasing number of sustainability requirements in place with major retailers and state & local governments.  So many different initiatives are being proposed or are already in place that it can be difficult to keep up!  No worries – Silgan Plastics is here to help keep you up to speed…

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  • What is EPR & What Does it Mean to You?

    Faced with overwhelming amounts of waste that is currently being generated, many governments are implementing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws. EPR is a producer-focused mechanism that aims to reduce waste, particularly plastic waste, by increasing recycling and decreasing dependency on new raw materials. EPRs are a policy approach in which a producer’s responsibility, physical and/or…

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