Plastics Recycling Update

Our top stories from November 2022

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Details on an agreement between LyondellBasell and Envision was of interest to readers last month. | Courtesy of LyondellBasell

Our dissection of Greenpeace’s questionable plastics recycling math drew readers’ interest in November.

The list below shows our top stories published in November in terms of unique page views.

1 | Editor’s Take: The problem with the Greenpeace data
One of the country’s most notorious environmental groups says no plastics should be considered recyclable. But our editor says the numbers behind that assertion don’t add up.

2 | The details on LyondellBasell and Envision’s supply deal
LyondellBasell will buy food-grade post-consumer natural HDPE from Envision Plastics and incorporate that PCR into various blends for sale to packaging producers.

3 | What are current policy priorities at national and state levels?
A federal bottle bill, more extended producer responsibility bills and pressure on single-use plastics are all in the future of plastics legislation, industry policy experts predicted.

4 | APR meeting dives into PR, policy and more
Hundreds of plastics recycling professionals met in Texas in November to discuss policy changes, public relations, APR’s organizational growth and more, all at a time of considerable strain and change in the business.

5 | Building a solution: Plastic-to-concrete additive plant opens
CRDC Global is turning hard-to-recycle plastic into a concrete additive in Pennsylvania and plans to expand across the country as quickly as it can.


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