Excellence in Reusable Packaging award





Posted by Jack Mans, Plant Operations Editor — Packaging Digest, 5/7/2013 1:59:57 PM

The Reusable Packaging Assoc. is accepting submissions for its second annual Excellence in RA - RPA - ReusableAwardLogo- rrr.jpgeusable Packaging Award. The award is designed to recognize companies that have developed, supported, or implemented measurable and innovative reusable solutions in a business-to-business supply chain. Non-members as well as members of the RPA are encouraged to enter. Submissions will be reviewed by an independent committee of judges who are not members of the RPA.

“The award gives us another opportunity to highlight the measurable economic and environmental benefits of reusables,” said Jerry Welcome, President of the RPA. “Last year, we had a nice array of submissions from different markets and also from companies outside the US. We strongly encourage end users and suppliers from all industries to enter the competition.”

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 21, 2013. Eligible companies must have participated in the reusable packaging industry as of September 1, 2012. Companies will be judged on the quantifiable environmental and economic benefits of their reusable packaging solutions and services. Herman Miller Inc. won the award in 2012 for its reusable packaging initiative that is saving the company $46,000 annually in material and labor.

Submission forms are available at the RPA website http://reusables.org/2865/general/rpa-accepting-submissions-for-second-annual-excellence-in-reusable-packaging-award

The award is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Reusable Packaging Machinery Institute (PMMI) and StopWaste.Org. The winner of the award will be announced during PACK EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas.





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Keeping it Simple: Straight Talk About Dressings for Rubber, Plastic and Vinyl

Keeping it Simple: Straight Talk About Dressings for Rubber, Plastic and Vinyl

Ever roll into your local auto parts store to get some car care supplies, for example – dressings for tires, trim or your interior? With the vast array of products available, it is confusing to say the very least!

Considering your choices, combined with all slick packaging, hard to see sizes, and pretty pictures – all these products are competing for your hard earned dollars. The result is confusion of what product to buy for what application. Do you use the same product to dress and protect tires as you do for your leather seats?

Let’s keep it simple, folks! This isn’t rocket science – we’re talking about dressings here. Hopefully this article will give you some insight into the choosing the right product for the right job.

Basically, there are two kinds of dressings – Water Based Dressings and Solvent Based Dressings. So look at what we’ve done here – grouped all of the dressings into two options. I don’t know about you, but I can get my arms around 2 choices pretty easy. We all like keeping things simple.

Both Water Based and Solvent Based dressings have their rightful place and use, and have different properties, pros and cons. In keeping with our “simple” theme and as a general rule of thumb, here’s the skinny: Use Water Based dressings on the inside of your ride and Solvent Based dressings on the outside. Pretty simple, isn’t it?

Why the inside / outside choice, you ask? Simple! When water hits a Water Based Dressing – it tends to fall down, fall apart, poof – gone. Water Based Dressings generally don’t stand up to the elements as well as Solvent Based Dressings do.

Solvent Based Dressings tend to repel water, much like water beading from a waxed finish on your car. In my opinion, Solvent Based Dressings also give a more rich, luster-like finish and do an excellent job of bringing back the fading of vinyl and rubber typically seen on the outside of your vehicle. The bottom line is that Solvent Based Dressings are longer lasting and more durable when constantly exposed to the elements.

– A little more detail about Water Based Dressings

Most of the dressings available at retail stores come in a ready to use formula. The downside of this is, if you don’t like the particular finish of these products, you are stuck with it. For example, you might want a more of a matte finish instead of an out-of-bottle glossy finish a product might provide. You figure, since it’s water based, you should dull it down with water, right? Not so.

Most of these dressings aren’t designed to be mixed with water, and now you have worthless bottle. As well, we have all had the experience when these dressings really never dry to the touch and become a big dust magnet. Well, you figure, so much for dressing and protecting your interior, right? Not so!

Water Based Dressings that the professionals use actually dry to the touch AND are designed to be mixed with water to give you the exact finish you desire. But the best part is they don’t usually cost any more than their retail counterparts!

– A little more about Solvent Based Dressings

Solvent Based Dressings tend to do a better job at restoring faded trim and plastic, offer excellent UV protection and are easy to apply. To get the finish you want, instead of diluting these products like Water Based Dressings, simply wipe the dressing on with an applicator to get your desired finish. More equals a higher gloss, less a lower gloss. For those who want a high-gloss finish on their tires, simply spray the dressing on and let it dry. For those who prefer a lower gloss, wipe the dressing while wet to get their desired finish.

In addition to tires, a good Solvent Based Dressing can also be used to dress and protect all of the rubber, plastic and vinyl trim on the outside of your ride.

– Lastly, one more Specialty Dressing – a cleaner and conditioner in one

There is one more category of dressings that should be mentioned here – a cleaner and conditioner combined. For example, one of the most delicate interior surfaces of your ride is leather. The key to keeping leather nice is delicate cleaning and proper conditioning to keep it supple and protected. Check this out for simple – wipe the product on and then wipe it off. In most cases, these specialty products are also scented like leather.


Don’t let all the choices and hype about dressings confuse you. Use Solvent Based dressings for the outside, Water Based Dressings for treating and protecting the inside and consider Specialty Dressings for cleaning and conditioning delicate surfaces such as leather.

Scott Ellis is from Jax Wax Distribution Systems and is responsible for distributing Jax Wax Car Care Products retail worldwide. Jax Wax Car Care Products are widely used in commercial businesses such as detail shops, body shops, and auto dealers. Jax Wax is now packaging its products in smaller quantities for the consumer market. You can get fast, commercial quality results by doing the detail work yourself. For more information, go to www.jaxwax.com or call 877-7JAXWAX.

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GoodLife Bottles Review

GoodLife Bottles Review

The Eco-friendly alternative to bottled water is finally here.  GoodLife bottles are stainless steel, eco-friendly, and 100 percent recyclable.  These toxin free bottles are the safe alternative to the environmentally harmful plastic water bottles.  Plus, you save money by refilling the bottle from home instead of buying expensive bottled water.

Few people realize the damage that can be done to both the environment and oneself by drinking bottled water.  Of the more than 50 million bottles of water sold each year, more than 80 percent end up in a landfill.  Since plastic can never full biodegrade, this is just plain bad for the environment.  Now you can choose the safe alternative thanks to GoodLife Bottles.  Made of high-quality food-grade stainless steel, these bottles can keep liquid hot or cold for up to 24 hours.  

It’s easy to see why so many people have joined the GoodLife revolution.  These bottles are 100 percent BPA free, non-leaching, and toxin free, making them safe for you and your family.  Plus, you can feel good knowing you’re not harming mother Earth by using these products.  The GoodLife Bottles were created in an effort to offer a healthy alternative to plastic water bottles.  They are healthy for you and the Earth’s eco-system.  With several products to choose from featuring unique designs and colors, they make it easy to fit these bottles into your busy lifestyle.  

The Venture Bottle is the 1000 ML bottle and comes in a wide array of colors.  For those that want to enjoy the GoodLife on the go, there’s the GO Bottle, which is 500 ML and is perfect to take with you anywhere.  From stylish design to overall safety, there are many things that make these bottles the right choice when it comes to bottled water.  They can save you money and save the environment.

Find out more about GoodLife Bottles and read a GoodLife Bottles review.

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Dish Network Tv Entertainment Packages

Dish Network Tv Entertainment Packages

If you are looking for some of the best quality satellite TV entertainment then you are sure to have loads of fun with Dish Network. One of the leading providers of dish TV, the company offers a wide array of attractive satellite TV packages that offer you a wide array of dish channels. There are a number of dish network package that can entertain people of every age in a family.

Dish network providers offer a wide array of dish entertainment packages that offer high quality channels. The assortment of the channels is specially made to provide entertainment to all the members of a family. These packages also offer programs to suit the needs of people with different TV viewing preferences. No matter what you enjoy most on TV, you can surely get shows of your choice in the dish TV packages.

Let us have a look at the programs offered by dish TV. There are a number of programming packages offered to the viewers. These amazingly entertaining and cost effective packages include:

DishFAMILY: DishFAMILY is one of the basic entertainment packages from Dish network. This entertainment package brings you the best variety of programming that are best suited for the entire family. In this package you can get as many as 55 entertainment channels including the best of sports, news, children’s programming and more.

America’s Top 120: America’s top 120is an remarkably good priced package that are sure to please all members of your family. The package includes the highest quality entertainment, sports, news and children’s programming.

America’s Top 120+: This amazing new package offers you a wide array of quality entertainment. As the name suggests, the package has something more to offer other than the high quality entertainment provided through America’s Top 120 package. Here I addition to he programming you get with America’s Top 120 package you will also get high quality sports entertainment. This package brings you your local sports networks.

America’s Top 200: America’s Top 200 is the most popular package among Dish Network viewers. The package offers more than 220 channels. These channels bring you the best quality TV entertainment available in the market. The menu of the package offers more entertainment than that provided through America’s Top 120 package. Apart from the entertaining channels offered in America’s Top 120 package you can get channels like MSNBC, Animal planet, Bravo and much more thus you can have a wonderful TV viewing time with this package.

America’s Top 250: This package has more on offer than America’s top 200 package. With this entertainment package you can get more fun and entertainment. The package offers you more options for entertainment, sports, news and children’s programming.

America’s Everything: America’s Everything pack is the ultimate entertainment pack. Here you can get high quality entertainment at very affordable price. With this package you can get all the entertainment channels of America’s Top 250 channels. Apart from this you can also get 31 commercial free premium movie channels with the entertainment package.

These are the most  popular satellite TV packages available at present.

To know more about Dish TV and Dish Network Deals you can visit our site and get information on satellite TV services offered by the company.

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How to Get the Best DISH Network Packages For Your TV

How to Get the Best DISH Network Packages For Your TV

Are you looking for high quality TV entertainment but want to keep your budget as low as possible? Then you can always opt for the DISH Network packages. DISH Network is one of the most well known names among the satellite TV provider in the United States. You are sure to get the best satellite TV service at the most affordable price with the DISH Network. You will get the most affordable TV solution with the DISH Network packages which according to some of the TV experts are the best satellite TV packages that are currently available in the market.

DISH Network has a wide array of packages on offer for their customers. You can opt for any of the four English packages as well as DISH Latino packages. There are a number of international packages on offer as well. You can also opt for the premium movie packages and sports packages with any of the basic DISH Network packages. You are surely going to have the best TV experience opting for these packages from the satellite TV provider. However, with so many packages on offer you may get a little bit confused about which package is to opt for. To be sure you need to have a little bit of knowledge about each of the packages.

English Packages – As name suggests, these DISH Network packages offer you nothing but the English language programming. There are four English packages available. Let us have a look at each of them.

America’s Top 120 Pack – this pack offers over 120 channels at less than .

America’s Top 200 Pack – This pack offers more than 220 channels at a slightly higher price.

America’s Top 120 Pack – This package brings you more than 220 channels at less than .

America’s Everything Pak – This package offers over 295 channels including all the premium movie channels.

With these packages you can get the local channels. If you opt for agreement, autopay and paperless billing, you are definitely going enjoy the promotional offer under which you get DISH HD Free for Life. You can select any of these DISH Network packages depending on your specifications. You will have the best satellite TV experience with these DISH Network packages.

DISH Latino packages –
If you belong to Latino community then, you can opt for the DISH Latino packages available on DISH Network. These packages bring you the best of Spanish language programming. Some DISH Latino packages also offer a combination of Spanish language and English Language programming. You will have a wonderful time watching the Latino programming through the reasonable DISH Network packages for Latino community.

International programming packages – If you are from a different country then you can have the best TV experience with DISH Network as well. You can find the International programming packages from DISH Network in over 28 languages. You can choose any of them depending on the language you speak. This will help you enjoy better TV entertainment and at the same time to make the most out of your entertainment dollars.

If you are looking for the best satellite TV experience at the most affordable price you can enjoy that with DISH Network Packages. You can opt for these packages from DISH Network and have a wonderful time.

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