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Packaging recycling has become a common practice in the United States.

following Europe, some Asian and Latin American countries, now more and more American companies begin to recycle the after-use packaging of products and evaluate its cost, which is not only a responsibility of enterprises, but also a way to reduce waste and improve economic benefits. The reason why this producer extension system can be recognized and promoted in the United States is mainly determined by the following reasons

recycling can reduce costs

jimhanna, director of environmental affairs of Starbucks, said: our government dares to break the rules and has been looking for ways to transfer recycling costs, and the enterprises that produce these packages naturally become the best transfer targets. In addition, the enhancement of consumers' awareness of environmental protection will also promote product manufacturers to make more efforts in packaging recycling

more importantly, recycling packaging can make enterprises realize the value of natural resources and the things they throw away. Judging from the current situation, it is much cheaper to produce new aluminum cans with recycled aluminum cans than directly using raw materials, and the same is true for plastic bottles

Beth Schmidt, recycling manager of Alcoa, said: cutting, melting, recasting and recycling used aluminum beverage cans can save 95% energy than directly using raw materials to produce new aluminum cans

the same is true of old plastic bottles made of petroleum extracts. China is the largest importer of waste plastics to the United States. The former mainly uses it to produce textile fibers. Michael Washburn, the world's leading bottled water manufacturer and the director of sustainable development of Nestle North America, said: canned tuna, cereal boxes and detergent bottles and other packaging materials have certain value in the end market, and the supply exceeds the demand

packaging recycling into voluntary activities

so far, the recycling activities initiated by enterprises are still voluntary in the United States. Although many states have promulgated laws requiring enterprises to take responsibility for batteries and balls, as well as products such as switches that have successfully won the bid for the national demonstration platform for the production and utilization of new materials continuously promoted by domestic industrial civilization, only Maine clearly proposes to transfer the disposal cost of packaging to enterprises. In 2010, the state officially added packaging to the list of products that manufacturers must bear the disposal costs, and since then, no new products have been added to this list

although the American food processing industry association does not agree with this practice of forcing enterprises to recycle packaging, many food and beverage manufacturers are still willing to recycle consumer used product packaging

Coca Cola company has a subsidiary Coca Cola Recycling Co., Ltd., which specializes in recycling product packaging. Its goal is to increase the recovery rate of beverage cans/bottles in North America and other regions to 100% and 50% respectively by the end of 2015. In order to achieve this goal, the company has set up seven factories around the world for recycling plastics, one of which is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

new packaging materials came into being

Coca Cola is still trying new non petroleum based packaging materials. For example, the recyclable plastic bottle launched by the company is similar to the traditional PET plastic bottle in appearance, texture and function, with the only difference being that it contains 30% plant ingredients. Coca Cola uses innovative processes to transform natural sugar extracted from plant materials into a key component of PET plastic bottles. With the partnership with Coca Cola, Heinz has taken the lead in replacing its own ketchup bottle packaging

now, more and more enterprises begin to require customers to deliver used product packages to special garbage cans. Starbucks now equips 18% of its direct stores in the United States and Canada with recycling bins, up from 5% a year ago. The company aims to extend recycling facilities to all stores in the United States and Canada by the end of 2015

in Chicago, Starbucks has developed a closed-loop recycling system, which can send all used coffee cups to the recycling plant and mix them with other recycled materials to make napkins for use in Starbucks' stores

Hannah said: this can bring us huge economic benefits. It can not only reduce operating costs, but also save marketing costs, which allows us to enhance our brand image in the eyes of consumers without increasing our budget

Recently, Starbucks completed another paper cup recycling experiment. They sent 6000 pounds of used cups to a paper mill in Mississippi, where they made them into reusable cups. This shows that paper cups can also be recycled like pet bottles and aluminum cans. 2. Elimination of duplicate or forwarded pages. However, at present, the market demand for this kind of waste paper cup is not large, because many communities lack devices to collect and process these materials

Ishihara farm, a yogurt manufacturer in New Hampshire, also has some experience in the selection and use of containers. It is understood that Eric Hudson, the founder of the maintenance company, a famous manufacturer of environmental protection products, once met the head of Ishihara farm by chance and asked him whether he would consider putting yogurt in a glass bottle. Unexpectedly, the other party said that he was looking for a way to recycle yogurt boxes, so the two sides hit it off

as one of the best-selling dairy products in the world, yogurt is mostly sold in polypropylene or No. 5 plastic cups, which cannot be recycled in many cities

after meeting with Hudson, Ishihara farm told its customers to mail used yogurt cups to them for recycling. As a result, 200 customers responded

in 2008, the company decided to install recycling devices in all whole food supermarkets in the United States. Consumers can take all kinds of No. 5 plastic packages to whole food supermarkets for recycling, and all recycled materials will be sent to the maintenance factory to make toothbrushes and razors

in 2011, a total of 11million No. 5 plastic yogurt cups with a capacity of 6 ounces were recycled through this plan, which often requires the installation of torque, displacement and other sensors. In 2009, only 2.3 million No. 5 plastic yogurt cups were recycled

the other two yogurt manufacturers, general mills and Danone, which use No. 5 plastic cups, have not yet commented on this. However, like other consumer goods companies, they are very concerned about the trend of retail giant Wal Mart, which has asked all suppliers to inform the composition of their product packaging

Wal Mart spokesman said that the company did not agree to enforce the producer extension system through legislation, but environmentalists claimed that if retail enterprises such as Wal Mart could require their suppliers to participate in such plans, it would have a positive impact on the recycling of consumer goods packaging

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