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Glass Works: Cleaning Up the “Greenwashing”

With new FTC guidance and attempts to provide more clarity to consumers about package recycling, glass container manufacturers hope that more consumers who are choosing glass containers will also choose to recycle them.
By Lynn Bragg
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This latest set of revisions, developed after input from thousands of stakeholders, is largely in response to the “green” marketing declarations that have ballooned in the past several years as consumers have become more attentive to the impact products and packaging have on the environment.


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Ceramic Decorating: CPSC Commissioner Keynotes Deco ’13

Deco ’13 will be held April 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.
By Sandra Spence
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SGCDpro is pleased to announce Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Commissioner Robert S. Adler as the keynote speaker for Deco ’13 in Louisville, Ky.


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Raising the Minimum Wage

By Kelsey Seidler
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In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama called for raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour. We asked readers in last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll if they think the minimum wage should be higher. What do you think?


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Using FMLA

By Kelsey Seidler
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The Family and Medical Leave Act recently turned 20 years old. Have you used the FMLA to take time off work?


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Filing 2012 Taxes

By Kelsey Seidler
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It's tax season! In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers when they plan to file their personal taxes.


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Innovation in Business

By Kelsey Seidler
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We asked readers of last week's CI CyberPoll whether innovation is a crucial factor in maintaining a competitive edge in today's business landscape.


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Kiln Connection: A Farewell

By Ralph Ruark
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I’ve been so lucky. More than a decade ago, Ceramic Industry asked me to write the Kiln Connection column, and it has brought me great friendships and a wealth of knowledge.


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IP in Depth: Preparing for First-to-File

By Michael Gzybowski
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On March 16, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will switch from the current “first-to-invent” system to a “first-to-file” system.


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Inside CI: Research & Development

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This issue includes our exclusive annual R&D Lab Equipment and Instrumentation Directory, a handy tool to help you quickly find the best supplier for your specific R&D needs.*


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Recent Illness

By Kelsey Seidler
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We asked readers of last week's CI CyberNews whether they have been sick so far this year, and if so, whether they took time off work.


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