Fiji Water announced it has transitioned its 500 milliliter and 330 milliliter bottles to 100% RPET in the U.S.

GAIA released a report finding that since 2017, 20 U.S. states have signed laws promoting chemical recycling. 

The city of Gilford, N.H. received a $50,000 Foodservice Packaging Institute Foam Recycling Coalition grant to add a foam densifier to its solid waste plant, making it the first polystyrene recycling hub location in the state. 

The Incubation Network and Resource Recycling Systems Asia developed a free, online video learning series, “Circularity Concepts: Exploring Key Drivers of the Plastic Circular Economy,” to raise awareness of emerging issues, key policies and strategic efforts for sustainable recycling solutions, with a focus on Southeast Asia and India.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the US Agency for International Development’s Clean Cities, Blue Ocean (CCBO) program signed a memorandum of understanding for SWANA to provide capacity-building and technical assistance to CCBO to advance resource management and solid waste management practices.

Composite decking manufacturer Trex launched the NexTrex Grassroots Movement, which provides a turnkey framework for municipalities, universities, nonprofits and other businesses to serve as recycling drop-off locations for PE film. 

Researchers at Virginia Tech developed a polystyrene recycling method that uses ultraviolet light and a chemical catalyst to create diphenylmethane, which is used as a precursor in drug development and polymer manufacturing. 

VTT is launching a new company, Olefy Technologies, to use its patent-pending technology to extract over 70% virgin grade material from plastic.