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NYC moves to reinstate foam ban with new analysis

by Colin Staub

In the latest chapter of its ongoing expanded polystyrene saga, New York City will again ban foam food-service packaging. City officials have determined it “cannot be recycled in a manner that is economically feasible or environmentally effective.”

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CalRecycle proposes enforcement actions against carpet makers

by Jared Paben

A stewardship group has pledged to submit a new carpet collection and recycling plan to California regulators, as state officials this week detailed their plans for bringing the hammer down.

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How Unilever aims to tackle a challenging material

by Jared Paben

To begin to recover targeted plastics from multi-layer packaging, one of the world’s largest consumer product companies says it will use a unique technology and “empower waste pickers.”

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Plastics Recycling 2018 will bring together plastics reclaimers, equipment manufacturers, brand owners, brokers, government officials and leading sustainability voices from around the globe to deepen connections and push the plastics recycling sector forward.

Plastics Recycling 2018

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Buying in

by Mike Verespej

Plastics recycling stakeholders say they are finally seeing signals from packaging producers that indicate they see recyclability as a real concern. We take a look at what’s pushed brand owners toward this critical tipping point.

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Going beyond collection

by Resa Dimino

Are PET thermoforms that are placed in curbside bins actually making it to market? A trade group looks into that question and provides an update on the opportunities and challenges tied to this increasingly prevalent form of plastic packaging.

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