ALPLA opened an HDPE recycling plant in Mexico, with the capacity to process 15,000 metric tons per year.

Dow and retailer Meijer announced a project to construct a parking lot using recycled-polymer-modified asphalt at Meijer’s Holland, Mich. supercenter. The asphalt for the parking lot used 12,500 pounds of post-consumer resin.

The Foodservice Packaging Institute provided a $29,000 grant to the Ray Lovato Recycling Center in Rock Springs, Wyo., to add a foam densifier allowing collection of foam products.

GreenBlue released the Recycled Material Standard, a certification for recycled plastic feedstock. The standard has been in the works for several years.

Thailand-headquartered Indorama Ventures will borrow up to 10 billion baht ($305 million) to fund environmental efforts, including increasing the amount of PET the company recycles each year.

Trex is encouraging K-12 schools to join the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge. Schools that collect the most plastic film are rewarded with Trex products.

Recycling equipment supplier WEIMA announced Madison Burt will become the company’s CEO in January.