Maine’s “nips” saga takes another turn with the governor’s veto, and a handful of recycling groups and companies have issued statements in the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.
McDonald’s shareholders weigh in on a proposal to eliminate the company’s use of EPS packaging outside the U.S., and a couple of op-eds note that recycling is only one part of plastics sustainability.
Florida lawmakers vote to remove roadblocks for plastics conversion efforts, and Envision Plastics announces it will source millions of pounds of material from regions prone to generating ocean plastics.
Miniature liquor bottles are targeted for a 15-cent container deposit, and companies work to implement more environmentally friendly packaging.
Researchers explore fluorescence to advance food- and drink-container sortation, and an advanced films manufacturer begins closed-loop recycling with customers’ materials.
More foam polystyrene collection centers are opening in the U.S., and a clothing company introduces a new line made from recycled ocean plastics.
A Canadian community removes EPS from its curbside recycling program, and Greenpeace offers the soda industry a big thorn and a little rose over its plastic usage.
Clothing and shoe company Timberland talks about its plan to use plastic recovered from the streets of Haiti, and The Onion takes a satirical look at the ocean plastics problem.