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College students challenged to rethink plastic in global competition

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (9 September 2020) – Enactus launched a challenge to university and college students worldwide to rethink plastic use, recycling an...
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How a partnership created a ring carrier recycling program

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Plastics reclaimer Avangard Innovative will sell millions of pounds of PCR each year to six-pack carrier manufacturer Hi-Cone Worldwide, as the compan...
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Companies Kick Off Partnership Week to Tackle Plastic Waste

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While COVID-19 continues to disrupt local recycling, two companies launched a partnership this week to prevent some of the 9 million tons of plastic w...
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Avangard, Hi-Cone partner in ring carrier recycling program

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Avangard Innovative, a plastics recycler based in Houston, has partnered with Hi-Cone Worldwide, supplier of ring carrier multipackaging systems based...
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Hi-Cone Responds to Beverage Companies Switching from Plastic to Paperboard Can-Rings

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After writing about Coca-Cola European Partners making the switch from plastic can-rings to paperboard, I discovered that several European-based bever...
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Hi-Cone Worldwide Partners with Avangard Innovative to Stem Plastic Waste

New RingRecycleMe Program Creates Renewable Supply for Ring Carriers Designed to Cut Plastic Production in the midst of the global pandemic. Itasca, ...
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The Total Cost of Consumption

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Consumption of any kind comes at a price. In manufacturing, processes draw on resources to produce items that, once they have served their purpose, be...
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Creating Conditions for a Circular Economy

In a linear economy, resources are drawn upon to create products which are used and generate waste. Essentially, it is a throwaway culture - one where...
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Recycling – Building on the Foundations

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Recycling for World Environment Day By Jennifer Perr, Hi-Cone Director of Sustainability For most people, recycling is now a regular activity – som...
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Hi-Cone Wins the ‘Most Responsible Packaging Solutions’ award from CFI.co

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Hi-Cone is honored to have won the ‘Most Responsible Packaging Solutions – United States 2020’ award from CFI.co whose award program aims to ide...
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