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    ICCR Board Meets in Amsterdam

    The International Confederation of Container Reconditioners (ICCR) held its annual board of directors meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands on May 13, 2019.  The Board considered a range of global issues facing the industry, including proposals by several UN member countries to revise IBC packaging regulations; efforts by a German standards group to develop new requirements for […]

    No More Direct-to-Scrap

    RIPA’s Communications Committee has developed new tools to educate companies about potentially negative legal and environmental problems arising from sending containers with small amounts of regulated residue to scrap yards.  The program, “No More Direct-to-Scrap,” includes an animated video, a PowerPoint presentation, several technical articles and sample corporate empty residue container management policies designed to […]

    UL Considers Sustainability Standard for Plastics Packaging

    UL – formerly Underwriter’s Laboratory – may develop a standard for sustainable plastic articles, including packagings of all sizes.  The standard would address sustainability issues related plastic material used in the production of consumer and industrial packagings, including environmental impacts of post-use management of the emptied packaging.  RIPA President Paul Rankin is a member of […]

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