AIMPLAS is developing portable MRFs to improve waste management in rural areas. 

Canada’s ban on some single-use plastics, including bags, straws and cutlery, took effect Dec. 20. 

Closed Loop Partners gave a third loan to Iowa’s Waste Commission of Scott County. The $5 million loan will pay for equipment upgrades. 

Colorado’s Eco-Cycle released a toolkit to help communities implement plastic bag fees. 

A five-month recycling pilot for films in Washington’s King County saw consumers turn in about 25 tons of plastics. 

Michigan passed a law classifying chemical recycling as manufacturing, as opposed to waste disposal.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a carpet recycling bill into law.

SABIC collaborated with Scientex to develop flexible PP packaging made from recycled ocean-bound plastics.