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  1. Apr 12 2018

    17 things you should never recycle — even if you think you can

    What do you (try to) recycle that you really shouldn't? Optimistic or wishful recycling leads to large amounts of contaminants in recycling streams -- meaning that even the good stuff can get contaminated and ultimately end up in the landfill.

  2. Mar 16 2018

    China doesn’t want your recycling anymore. Here’s what that means for you.

    The world’s largest buyer of recycled materials declared last summer that it would no longer import mixed paper and many types of plastic starting Jan. 1. In some parts of the U.S., bales of unwanted plastics and paper are stacking up in warehouses and in some cases going into landfills.

  3. Feb 01 2018

    The journey of the blue bag in recycling streams

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has developed an interactive webpage about the way the recycling stream works.

  4. Jan 02 2018

    Mountains of U.S. recycling pile up as China restricts imports

    After you collect your cans, bottles and paper, then put them out by the curb, do you ever think about where everything goes after the truck picks things up? Largely, it goes to China.

  5. Dec 12 2017

    Sonoco Recognizes Interbake Foods for Sustainability Achievement

    Sonoco has awarded a gold-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to Interbake Foods of Front Royal, Va., a subsidiary of Weston Foods of Canada, for achieving zero waste to landfill status.

  6. Nov 21 2017

    The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of waste a day – and that figure is growing

    The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago, according to World Bank researchers. If nothing is done, that figure will grow to 11 million tons by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. On average, Americans throw away their own body weight in trash every month. In Japan, meanwhile, the typical person produces only two-thirds as much. It’s difficult to find comparable figures for the trash produced by mega-cities.

  7. Jul 31 2017

    Sonoco’s 2016-2017 Corporate Responsibility Report shows steady progress

    Sonoco has released its 2016-2017 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report, which is available on the Company’s website at www.sonoco.com/sustainability, celebrates Sonoco’s successful projects while reporting on the Company’s significant progress toward long-term sustainability goals.

  8. Nov 15 2016

    Sonoco Recognizes Ohio Facility for Sustainability Progress

    Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has awarded a Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to its Alpha facility in Beavercreek, Ohio, for driving landfill reduction through improved waste stream management.

  9. May 17 2016

    Sonoco Recognizes Savannah Recycling Center for Sustainability Progress

    Sonoco has awarded a bronze-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to its Sonoco Recycling facility in Savannah, Ga., for successful and exemplary efforts to reduce its waste to landfill and implement sustainability-oriented processes.

  10. Mar 23 2016

    Congratulations to the winners of our recycled art contest!

    Sonoco Recycling, along with the Midlands Recycling and Sustainability Group, sponsors an annual contest that invites local K-12 students to create art from discarded items.

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