AMERIPEN sets out 2013 targets

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AMERIPEN identifies path for 2013
The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) has launched a brochure on the value of packaging, a web-based knowledge mapping tool and established two new committees at its annual meeting.

The Discover the Hidden Value of Packaging ​brochure emphasises the benefits of packaging and explains that packaging protects the economic, environmental, and social value of the products.

The Product Recovery Knowledge Map (PRKM) is a web-based mapping tool and AMERIPEN said it is the largest known collection of information around the recovery of packaging materials.

The PRKM provides a compilation of packaging data across all phases of the recovery system, for use in guiding future projects.

Two committees were established including Government Affairs - to lobby and influence legislation in favour of environmentally responsible policies and Resource Development – aiming to secure resources to support the work of AMERIPEN project teams.

Sandra Keil from Earth911, Jennifer McCracken of HAVI Global Solutions and Jeff Meyers from The Coca-Cola Company were also elected to the board.

Related topics: Processing & Packaging

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