The Invicta Group, a Leicestershire, U.K.-based company that makes a range of household plastic goods, has become the first company to develop food-safe cups, plates and tableware made from 100-percent recycled PET and HDPE, reports GreenWise. Currently, the company is working with Coca-Cola, and other companies, to see if the cups can be adopted for use on store shelves.
Residents in 54 Connecticut towns can now recycle large rigid plastic items in their recycling bins, such as toys, beverage crates, storage containers or laundry baskets, through a Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority program.
A new zero-energy home constructed by the Italian architectural firm Traverso-Vighy and the University of Padua is insulated using 40,000 recovered plastic bottles, processed into polyester fiber.
Pakistan has imported over 121,000 tons of plastic scrap over the past three years without proper compliance documents. Under Pakistani law, plastic scrap imports must be accompanied by a certificate from the exporting country detailing the composition of the scrap and stating that it is not hazardous.