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I still haven't heard from one who doesn't want this to move forward," Stark said.Minneapolis has had similar packaging restrictions for two years. St. Louis Park implemented a ban earlier this year.But four council members spoke against the measure, including Rebecca Noecker, who said it unfairly targets restaurants."We're exempting the big guys," she said. "We're exempting the big box stores that sell our refrigerator packaging and our shampoo packaging. We're exempting manufacturers, we're exempting hospitals and nursing homes."...
PlasticsToday reached out to Wooster for additional details. Explore packaging, plastics and more in Minneapolis November 8-9 during the 15th anniversary of MinnPack that’s co-located with 5 other exhibitions including PLASTEC. For more information, visit the MinnPack website .Why were these particular packaging vendors selected? Wooster: Bemis and Polykar are both leaders in sustainability in their industries, and recognize the need for cross-sector collaboration to address problems such as ocean debris. As manufacturers, both Bemis and Polykar have actively sought to address post-industrial waste challenges. Was this a one-off test or a pilot? Wooster: Dow collaborated with Bemis and Polykar to develop the recycled trash bags as a one-time demo for the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup. At this time, there are no plans to commercialize these bags, but we’re always exploring new possibilities to extend resource recovery solutions. Retain is globally available and converters are using it to up-cycle their barrier scrap to use for a range of applications. Although not related to this program, there are some consumer trash bags on the market made partly from recycled polyethylene film. How is Retain an enabler for this? Wooster: Retain technology makes ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) and polyethylene (PE) compatible with each other, allowing post-industrial barrier packaging to be recycled without compromising performance or efficiency in processability. How many garbage bags were produced? Wooster: The collaboration has resulted in the creation of 300,000 large trash bags. The bags produced for the International Coastal Cleanup are opening doors for new, previously difficult-to-recycle packaging ...
To hear more about what everyone is thinking, Waste Dive interviewed multiple attendees of the recent Resource Recycling Conference in Minneapolis. Dylan de Thomas, vice president of industry collaboration for The Recycling Partnership, offered perspective on how this compares to Operation Green Fence. Bill Keegan, president of Dem-Con, and Kate Davenport, co-president of Eureka Recycling, shared their thoughts on the potential outcomes for smaller operations. Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability for Republic Services, discussed how he has seen this situation develop and why he thinks it may not directly lead to the creation of more domestic end markets, as much as some hope. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a closing speaker at the conference, also shared thoughts on why this ban isn't getting much attention in political circles.Sit back, relax and crank up the volume. This is Talkin' Trash with Waste Dive. (Waste Dive)
Score half-price bottles of wine, with happy hour starting at 9 p.m. Monday, 8-11 p.m. CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar (Downtown Minneapolis), 825 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-332-1133.Sociable SpaceCamp: A Total Eclipse of the HeartThis is our nation's first solar eclipse since 1979. In celebration, Sociable Cider is inviting people to head over to their space and look at the sun. Kids will score free viewing glasses while adults will get them with the purchase of a pint. Inside, the NASA EDGE Megacast will stream, and a special firkin will be tapped at 1:13 p.m. All ages. Monday, 12:30-9 p.m. Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-758-0105.Hidden FiguresMon., 9 p.m. North Commons Park.Twin Cities Black Film FestivalTue., 9 p.m. Father Hennepin Bluff Park.Three Years of Beers for You -- Urban Growler made it past the terrible twos and is celebrating. The women-owned brewery will be throwing a b-day party. There will be tours of the facility and prizes to win throughout the day. And live music in the evening from Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton and others will keep the party going. Each hour of the day will feature a new brew, such as the Chocolate Vienna Lager, the Vanilla Bean Po... (City Pages)
Two Employees Killed in BlastAugust 3, 2017Image from Fox 9MINNEAPOLIS-Cleanup work is expected to begin one day after a deadly natural gas explosion and partial building collapse at a Minneapolis school.Fire Chief John Fruetel says a second body was recovered from the rubble at Minnehaha Academy around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Fruetel says the medical examiner’s office was working to notify relatives.The school earlier Wednesday said longtime receptionist Ruth Berg died in the blast, and that janitor John Carlson was missing. At a news conference Wednesday night, Fruetel didn’t specify whether Carlson’s body was the one that was located.The fire chief says the exact cause of the explosion remains unclear. The state fire marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation.The private Christian school serves students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.Related Post... (FOX 21 Online)