Back to Top

Category Archives: News

Nestlé wants to build markets by creating demand

Posted on  

by

Nestlé pledged to buy up to 2 million metric tons of food-grade recycled plastics over the next five years. | Formatoriginal/Shutterstock

Nestlé says it will buy a huge quantity of food-grade recycled resin over the next five years. A company leader explained why the brand owner is committing to use recycled plastic despite its higher cost.

Continue Reading

Posted in Top stories | Tagged |

China turns its focus to domestic plastic waste

Posted on  

by

China will ban the sale of plastic bags in certain areas, stepping up to a complete ban nationwide by 2025. | olesea vetrila/Shutterstock

After shaking up the U.S. recycling sector with an import ban on post-consumer plastics, the Chinese government is taking aim at its own plastic waste generation.

Continue Reading

Posted in News | Tagged , |

Northeast state takes next step toward EPR for packaging

Posted on  

by
The Maine capitol building in Augusta.

No U.S. state currently has an EPR law in place for packaging. | Yurii Prohonnyi/Shutterstock

Maine legislators are gearing up to introduce a bill that would mandate producers to fund the recycling of packaging they put on the market. The plan calls for different requirements based on whether a packaging type is “readily recyclable.”

Continue Reading

Posted in News | Tagged , |

Reclaimer to install post-consumer plastic cleaning line

Posted on  

by

The new equipment will allow Denton Plastics to take in contaminated source-separated plastics that are too dirty for the company to process today, such as material from plant nurseries. | Zoran Milosavljevic/Shutterstock

Oregon-based Denton Plastics will add equipment allowing the company to process contaminated source-separated plastics.

Continue Reading