Polystyrene chemical recycling firm Agilyx announced its Tigard, Ore. facility has achieved 16,000 hours of commercial operations. 

Circulate Capital, an investment firm focused on plastic pollution reduction, launched a new fund called Circulate Capital Disrupt, which will invest in “targeted innovations in materials and deep technology solutions” to reduce plastic waste.

Beer producer Labatt USA rolled out recycled-content and photodegradable green plastic carrier rings made by Hi-Cone. The products are used for the company’s Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light six-packs.

The Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) announced that an office within the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) has joined NERC’s Government Recycling Demand Champions program, committing to buy more products made with recycled content.

Polystyrene industry initiative Styrenics Circular Solutions published a life cycle analysis comparing mechanical recycling and chemical recycling with incineration and virgin resin production.

Tomra Recycling will host a July 14 webinar examining how data generated through the digital platforms within the company’s sorting equipment can be used to boost plastics recovery.

Recovered film end user Trex, which manufactures composite lumber, announced that Price Chopper Supermarkets collected 1.5 million pounds of post-consumer film during the first year of Trex’s NexTrex retailer rewards initiative, the largest amount of any participating company.