Plastics Recycling Update

News from Hillenbrand, National Association for PET Container Resources and more

The Global Recycling Foundation (GRF) observed International Women’s Day with a call for wider recognition of women and “genuine gender equality” in the recycling industry.

The deadline for Hillenbrand, Coca-Cola and Net Impact’s Circular Plastics Case Competition is March 29.

The National Association for PET Container Resources released a life cycle analysis suggesting the San Francisco Airport’s 2019 ban on selling plastic bottles could theoretically have generated an extra 1,100 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from aluminum can use.

Flooring products producer Tarkett Group released its 2023 sustainability report, indicating the company used more than 154,000 tons of recycled materials, including some amount of recycled vinyl. Overall the company used 18% recycled materials, up from 17% in 2022.

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