Without using heat or pressure, a small commercial-sized facility in Quebec is breaking down post-consumer PET into its component monomers so they can be recycled into new PET.
The Association of Plastic Recyclers expended significant efforts last year updating its APR Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability, a reference tool helping designers create recycling-friendly packaging and products.
Over the past two years, Coca-Cola has boosted its recycled PET production capabilities by 20 percent, opening facilities and recycling lines in nine different countries. It now uses recycled PET in 24 countries.Continue Reading
Dow officials say more brands are beginning to adopt its recently released stand-up pouch, which is made from one polymer and is recyclable through retail bag drop-off locations.