• ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Deck The Halls Sustainably This Holiday Season

    It’s that time again — the end-of-year holiday celebrations.  Along with all the festivities come a whole lot of excess in the form of increased electricity use, extravagant purchases, and food and paper waste. While it’s fun to decorate our homes, spoil our loved ones with gifts, and host lavish gatherings, these actions can take…

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  • Deja-Vu: The Recycled Content Obstacle Isn’t a New One

    Less than 30 years ago, mandating 20% recycled content in paper products sent shockwaves through the industry, driving up recycled pulp prices, demanding legislation and industry to fund/find innovative ways to increase quality recycled usage. Fast forward to today and most paper products contain post-consumer material. This is a great historical comparable of the journey…

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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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  • Don’t Be Unprepared!

    2024 is turning out to be a big year for packaging regulation. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the moving pieces. As a brand owner, it is important to understand this legislation and how it WILL impact how you go to market. Don’t be caught off guard. Catch up now! CLICK…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • No Tricks! Treat Yourself to an Environmentally Friendly Halloween

    No Tricks! Treat Yourself to an Environmentally Friendly Halloween

    With Halloween just around the corner, it’s important to celebrate safely and responsibly. The spooky season is filled with our favorite witches and ghouls. Scary can be fun, but not when it comes to recycling! These five common items make your recycling team scream. Keep them out of the blue cart as you prepare for…

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  • PET – Clearly The Most Recycled Plastic

    Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a highly recyclable plastic resin and a form of polyester with many characteristics that make it suitable for product packaging. Labeled with the #1 code on or near the bottom of bottles and containers, PET is the most widely recycled plastic in the world. It is clear, durable, chemically inert, eco-friendly, and lightweight,…

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