Trex is rolling out a new line of compressed-air mini balers to aid collection of thin-film plastics in South Carolina. The machines are compact and can be installed at retail collection sites. Trex hopes to eventually expand the statewide program to the rest of the country.
Get ready for bio-based plastic, China, because Coca-Cola has announced it will soon be launching its PlantBottle in the country, according to a report in Plastics News. Since first hitting the market in 2009, the sugarcane-sourced PET bottle resin has been used in 24 countries.
Eugene, Oregon has become the latest city to ban plastic bags. The ban in Oregon's second-largest city follows Portland's bag ban in 2011 and includes a 5-cent charge for paper bags as well.