Despite High Collection Rates, Single-Stream Recycling Degrades Paper Quality

7/24/2014

Over the last two decades, single-stream recycling programs have steadily increased in popularity throughout the United States. It’s no surprise, as single stream recycling is incredibly convenient: residents simply put all of their recyclables—paper, glass, aluminum, tin, and plastic—into a single receptacle to be picked up at the curb by their municipality and recycled at a local MRF...

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dual stream recycling
green practices
mrf
paper recycling
recycling
single stream recycling
sustainability
waste management

PPC’s University Outreach Program: Fostering Connections with the Next Generation

7/24/2014

A look into a converting plant or folding carton manufacturer reveals a workforce in flux: as older generations move on to explore new life paths during retirement, younger generations are poised to succeed them. Recognizing the importance of cultivating those who will one day take the reigns, we have developed a University Outreach Program that bridges the gap between current and future leaders by fostering connections with packaging design students before they embark upon their careers.

apprenticeship
college
education
internship
student
university outreach program

Our Graying Workforce: Preparing your Company for a Manufacturing Revival

7/24/2014

Is manufacturing making a comeback in the U.S.? With many companies reporting plans to increase U.S. based production—including Walmart, which recently announced an initiative to purchase $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade—there may be an American manufacturing renaissance in the works. Yet this could be an uphill battle, especially considering America’s aging pool of skilled workers...

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graying workforce
manufacturing
onshoring
retirement
skilled labor
skilled laborers
university outreach program
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