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Poland Spring, UMaine to Partner on Alternative Packaging

The University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute is partnering with Poland Spring to develop materials that could be used for alternative packaging, officials said Tuesday.

UMaine will explore new possible uses of materials derived from sustainably harvested Maine wood that could help Poland Spring move away from petroleum-based, nonrenewable plastic.

“UMaine is grateful for Poland Spring’s support of our world-leading research, development and commercialization in this area,” said Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine President.

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