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Coca-Cola: Recycling is ‘critical component’ of sustainability

by Colin Staub

A leader at Coca-Cola estimates the beverage giant will approach 20% RPET use by the end of 2021.

Bottles of Coca-Cola with focus on red cap with logo.

Corporate giants get some help as they rethink plastics use

by Colin Staub

A digital tool developed by The Recycling Partnership and consulting firm Systemiq turns research into strategy for major brand owners and other companies.

Blurred view of grocery store aisle.

Curbside plastic prices increase sharply

by Staff

Prices for curbside plastic bales shot up over the past month, with PET bottles jumping by nearly one-third and natural HDPE notching another record.

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Reclaimer in Focus: Southeast processor built with expansion in mind

by Dan Leif

Leaders at Macon, Ga. company A1 Polymer Recycling see China’s import restrictions as an opportunity for the U.S. to create jobs domestically by recycling scrap plastics.


Data Sort: What accounts for the higher cost of PCR

by More Recycling

Consulting and research firm More Recycling looked at why post-consumer resin tends to be more expensive than virgin plastic.

Pile of plastic pellets.

Q&A: Hitting the inflection point

by Dan Leif

A sustainability leader at Dow discusses the recent shift in public dialogue around packaging and polymers – and how it has caused the wider plastics industry to prioritize materials recovery in new ways.

Exterior of Dow building in Michigan.

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Technical takeaways from two industry experts

by Jared Paben

A pair of longtime plastics recycling professionals discussed melt filtration advancements, deodorizing processes, bale supply issues and more during a recent webinar.

Close up of plastic pellets on a black background.

Here are possible recycling solutions for foam, large rigids and more

by Jared Paben

The Spanish plastics research institute AIMPLAS has written about a project through which plastics from bulky items were recycled into products using a variety of technologies.

Plastic baled for recycling.

Groups recognize recyclability of packaging innovations

by Jared Paben

The Association of Plastic Recyclers recently issued recyclability letters to Amcor and Avery Dennsion, and EU-focused RecyClass has highlighted work from tube manufacturer Essel as well as an HDPE barrier product developed by Inhance Technologies.

Spouted pouch packaging.

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