Plastics Recycling Update

News from American Chemistry Council, Patagonia and more

Industry Announcements

Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) gave a tour of its recycling and pipe production facilities in Northwest Ohio to a committee from the National Academy of Sciences. 

The Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers released Chasing Arrows: The Truth About Plastic Recycling, a film produced in partnership with the Peak Plastic Foundation.

The American Chemistry Council released a report suggesting that plastics manufacturing’s global greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption are shrinking. 

AMERIPEN and the Consumer Brands Association are encouraging legislators to pass two bills in Congress: the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act (HR 8183) and the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (HR 8059).

Patagonia is using Eastman’s Naia Renew sustainable fibers and yarns for a limited run of t-shirts made with recycled content  

Flexible packaging and protective packaging manufacturer Pregis released its 2021 ESG report, reporting progress on reducing its non-renewable resource consumption. 

TenCate Grass launched a synthetic turf recycling program in partnership with ExxonMobil and Cyclyx

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