Plastics Recycling Update

News from Solvay, World Wildlife Fund and more

Industry Announcements

The Plastics Industry Association promoted Patrick Krieger, senior director for materials and sustainability, to the new role of vice president for sustainability.

Plastic container recycler and manufacturer Plastipak expanded its PET recycling capacity in Luxembourg, increasing annual production capacity by 136%. 

Specialty polymer supplier Solvay introduced a new Omnix high-performance polyamide compound family made of 70% post-industrial resin and PCR. 

The World Wildlife Fund released Chemical Recycling Implementation Principles to help decision makers determine if and how chemical recycling should be used in the future.

4G Recycling and packaging company AE Global announced the joint formation of the Ocean Recovery Group (ORG), which will build recycling facilities in the Caribbean to reduce plastic in the ocean.

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