The Circulate Initiative released a study on the plastics value chain in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. 

Cortec launched an updated version of its proprietary VpCI-126 film, which now contains more PCR. 

Startup EcoBeachie is running a kickstarter to create beach sleds from ocean plastics. 

Illinois lawmakers introduced an extended producer responsibility bill for carpet, SB1984

The U.S. branch of South Africa-based Myplas was awarded the Economic Development Association of Minnesota’s 2023 Project of the Year award for the flexible film recycling plant it’s building in the state.

Neste, Uponor, Wastewise and Borealis are producing pipes made from chemically recycled cross-linked polyethylene. 

Nexus Circular signed a long-term commercial agreement with Chevron Phillips Chemical to provide “a significant volume” of chemically recycled liquid feedstocks from its new facility.

Vestas developed a way to use chemical recycling to make epoxy-based wind turbine blades recyclable without needing to redesign the blades.

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