Mar 31, 2023
Placon Awarded Grant to Invest in New Sorting Equipment for Increased PET Recycling

MADISON, WI (April 2023) Placon, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom and stock plastic packaging, has been awarded a grant to catalyze their investment in new front-end sorting equipment. This new equipment will enable Placon to capture around 10% more polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from incoming Material Recovery Facility (MRF) bales, allowing their Madison, WI […]

Mar 30, 2023
The Boom of Pre-Packaged Salad Kits

What caused these kits to grow, and how to make them better! 2020 was a year of change: from working in the office to working from home, wearing masks when going to the store, and restaurants only being accessible via drive thru or delivery. 2020 also saw many new trends arise, including the famous whipped […]

Mar 16, 2023
Mass Balance Approach

Recently, more states and countries are requiring recycled content in plastic packaging to reduce plastics’ environmental impact. This is very important as we want plastics to be a part of a circular economy, but how do we ensure that the claims about recycled content in products are real? Greenwashing is a common tactic used by […]

Mar 2, 2023
America’s Bottle Bill

Why is the bottle bill important? By Catherine Haub As we know, recycling in America isn’t pretty; many flaws within the system lead to the country having extremely low recycling rates. This is an indicator that something needs to change, but there hasn’t been action to do so. The US is currently last when it […]

Feb 16, 2023
2022 Sustainability Report

What we Achieved this Past Year, and What our Goals are for the Future By: Catherine Haub This past year, we released our first-ever sustainability to showcase what we have been able to accomplish this year and what our goals are for the upcoming year. In this article, we will go through the different parts […]

Feb 2, 2023
Zero Net Waste

By: Catherine Haub One important factor to determine the sustainability of a product is the effects of product manufacturing on the planet, meaning what comes from the manufacturing process affects the product’s sustainability. With this in mind, it is key to find ways to lower the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. There are many […]