The Basel Action Network (BAN) and other organizations from the Break Free from Plastic movement claimed that international rules restricting plastic export and trade are being ignored by a majority of countries who signed on to them. 

Closed Loop Partners provided Myplas a $5 million loan to build a post-consumer film recycling plant in Minnesota. 

The Circular Plastic Taskforce partnered with Digimarc Corporation to test Digimarc’s advanced barcodes technology by sorting flexible plastic packaging in Canada. 

The Recycling Partnership formally launched its PET Recycling Coalition.

Plastics and chemicals company Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) joined with UPM Raflatac to launch a line of packaging label materials made from SABIC’s chemically recycled PP, marketed under the UPM Raflatac Ocean Action trademark.

Unifi is showcasing its U TRUST supply chain certification and REPREVE SmartDye technology at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Show taking place June 9-11 in Denver.