Canada’s largest city conducted a pilot project last year to find a consistent outlet for densified foam polystyrene. The effort reached a clear conclusion, but it wasn’t good news.
Spanish fishermen have pulled nearly 1,800 pounds of marine litter from the ocean. Now, researchers are working to see what kinds of products the recovered material could be recycled into.
When a vehicle enters the end-of-life stream, its metals will probably be recovered. But the plastics are likely headed to landfill, despite the fact that many of them are high-value, high-performance polymers.