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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its annual report for 2009 on municipal solid waste (MSW) in the U.S., which includes a wealth of information on national recycling and composting trends.
In 2009, Americans generated about 243 million tons of trash and recycled and composted 82 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 33.8% recycling rate. Sixty-one million tons of MSW (excluding composting) were recovered through recycling.

The recycling rates of packaging materials were as follows: || Read more

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Perhaps the biggest advantage blister packaging holds is its ability to encourage compliance. With regimens broken down by day or even by time of day, patients are more likely to stick to their schedules and catch mistakes quickly.
That’s what Curt Humiston is counting on. Humiston is director of materials management for Eisai Pharmaceuticals. One of his current projects is overseeing the sample packaging of Eisai’s drug for Alzheimer’s disease, Aricept.
Packaging Insights Inc. (Norris, TN), the contract firm with which Humiston is working, assembles Fight Back kits containing two strengths of Aricept, 5 and 10mg. The kits are designed to help patients currently taking one 5-mg tablet of Aricept per day titrate up to 10mg. “This kit concentrates on a certain group of patients whose conditions have progressed to the point where they need stronger dosages. The kit helps them ramp up over 35 days,” says Humiston. || Read more