Plastics Recycling Update

News from the Biden administration, NAPCOR and more

Critics labeled the Biden administration’s opening position in the United Nations global agreement on plastic pollution vague and weak, because it calls for individual national action plans instead of global mandates. 

ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell and Tricon gave $300,000 to the Houston Independent School District for a plastics recycling program to feed chemical recycling operations at ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas facility.

EverestLabs announced it had more than 200% deployment growth for the second year in a row

Flowserve will supply Clariter with pumps, valves and seals for Clariter’s commercial-scale chemical recycling plant.

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) released a life cycle assessment comparing PET, plastic, glass and aluminum as bottle materials. 

Oceana applauded Panama’s commitment to reduce single-use plastics and virgin plastic imports. 

PureCycle Technologies and iSustain Recycling announced a supply agreement for up to 10 million pounds of PP. 

TOMRA opened a second test facility in Germany dedicated to metal sorting.


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