NewsBits from Plastics Recycling Update


May 23, 2014

The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division announced that it has expanded its support for the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) by also joining the recently unveiled Recycling Partnership, a national, public-private collaboration. In 2012, ACC’s Plastics Division became one of the first non-aluminum-focused organizations to join the CVP, a nonprofit organization that helps communities improve residential curbside recycling through education and behavioral changes.

Residents living in and around Vancouver, British Columbia could see container deposits double in the near future. At present, residents pay a 5-cent deposit on most containers, but officials at regional government entity Metro Vancouver say they are studying the impact of 10-cent deposit to drive recovery rates beyond the current mark of 80 percent.

A Mexican plastic bottle recycling company that once employed up to 200 prison inmates in the western state of Jalisco says it has been forced, as reported in Plastics News, to relocate by recently elected public officials. Founded by a father and son in 2009, Tecnopenales SA de CV will head to Guadalajara through a partnership with an area extruder and thermoformer. In 2012, Tecnopenales processed 480 tons of mixed plastic bales.


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