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About Jared Paben

Jared PabenAssociate Editor Jared Paben has worked for Resource Recycling since December 2014. Most of his earlier career was spent as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Bellingham, Wash., but he also has experience working for the Oregon volunteerism commission and for Oregon nonprofits serving low-income populations. He can be contacted at [email protected]

PET recycling startup signs deal with prime producer

Published: July 21, 2021
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View of SK Global Chemicals and Loop Industries staff signing documents.

Na Kyung-soo, CEO of SK Global Chemical, signs the strategic investment agreement with Loop Industries on June 23. | Courtesy of SK Global Chemical

Quebec-based Loop Industries is receiving a $56 million equity investment from plastics giant SK Global Chemical to help it grow its PET depolymerization business.

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Groups propose blueprint for federal recycling spending

Published: July 21, 2021
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Baled plastics for recycling.

The recently drafted “Recycling Infrastructure Plan” includes requests for funding of $3.3 billion in physical infrastructure and $3.3 billion for infrastructure support policies and programs for the first year. | zlikovec / Shutterstock

Nonprofit organizations have drafted a plan for federal spending on recycling infrastructure, and much of the document takes aim at plastics.

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PET shrink label products meet recyclability guidelines

Published: July 8, 2021
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PET beverage bottles in a retail setting.

PET bottle labels can be problematic to the plastics recycling process, but three PET bottle label innovations recently received letters confirming their compatibility. | Ho Su A Bi / Shutterstock

The Association of Plastic Recyclers has recognized three shrink label innovations for their compatibility with PET recycling processes.

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