Plastics Recycling Update

Our top stories from September 2019

PET bottles for recycling.

News about a recycled-content mandate in California drew attention last month. | Myibean/Shutterstock

Stories about a brand owner, recycling companies, a virgin plastics manufacturer and legislation drew our readers’ clicks last month.

The list below shows our top stories published in September in terms of unique page views.

1 | Pepsi: Getting enough RPET requires better infrastructure
It’s clear the current recycling system can’t deliver sufficient resin for brand owners to hit their increasingly ambitious recycled-content goals. A PepsiCo executive recently discussed that supply gap.

2 | Avangard to build three $30 million film facilities next year
Reclaimer Avangard Innovative will grow exponentially in 2020, opening three processing sites to recover and pelletize plastic film.

3 | Revolve Recycling closes and lays off employees
A Utah recycling company that was increasing its ability to sort and sell mixed plastics has closed.

4 | PCR bottle mandate approved in California
A recycled plastic requirement for beverage container producers cleared the California legislature last month. But comprehensive legislation reducing single-use packaging failed to advance.

5 | Dow signs supply agreement with pyrolysis startup
Dow has become the latest virgin plastics company to announce it will offer products derived from a chemical recycling technology.


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