The American Chemistry Council released a survey that found 88% of respondents considered chemical recycling an acceptable form of recycling. The organization also applauded the passage of an Indiana law that classifies chemical recycling as manufacturing instead of waste management.

The Association of Plastic Recyclers launched a webinar series. 

Closed Loop Partners’ Beyond the Bag Consortium announced a reusable bag initiative in 150 stores across three states, working with CVS Health, Target, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Dollar General, Kroger, TJX and Ulta Beauty. 

FIJI Water will transition its 500 milliliter and 330 milliliter bottles to 100% RPET in the U.K. and EU, excluding caps and labels. 

National Recovery Technologies debuted the SpydIR-HS optical sorter, which has a near-infrared platform, a hyperspectral imaging camera and air-ejection precision. The sorter can be integrated with the Max-AI Visual Information System. 

Oceana is asking Amazon shareholders to again support a resolution calling on the company to develop a plan for reducing its growing plastic packaging footprint. 

rePurpose Global certified AE Global’s cannabis packaging “plastic negative” and Lemon Perfect’s beverage container “plastic neutral.” 

TOMRA published a study on consumers’ shopping preferences and attitudes around drink container recycling, finding that 87% of respondents spent their bottle deposit money in the store where they redeemed the containers. 

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