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The details on LyondellBasell and Envision’s supply deal

Published: November 8, 2022
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The partnership between the two companies will help LyondellBasell work toward its goal of marketing 2 million metric tons of recycled and renewable-based polymers annually by 2030. | Courtesy of LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell will buy food-grade post-consumer natural HDPE from Envision Plastics and incorporate that PCR into various blends for sale to packaging producers. 

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Eastman to provide PepsiCo with recycled PET

Published: November 8, 2022
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As it looks to build its third chemical recycling facility in the U.S., Eastman is forging partnerships with PepsiCo and P&G to receive its processed PET. | Postmodern Studio/Shutterstock

Chemical recycler Eastman will be supplying PepsiCo with processed PET under a new offtake agreement. 

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Ascend buys majority stake in Circular Polymers

Published: November 8, 2022
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Ascend recently launched a sustainable polyamides line called ReDefyne and needed a stronger supply chain. | Gajus/Shutterstock

Ascend Performance Materials purchased a majority stake in California-based Circular Polymers for an undisclosed amount, giving Ascend a more consistent supply of PCR.

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Our top stories from October 2022

Published: November 1, 2022
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A controversial Greenpeace report on plastics recyclability drew our readers’ attention last month. | zlikovec/Shutterstock

KW Plastics’ residue-management plans, ExxonMobil’s chemical recycling vision and more drew our readers’ clicks last month. Continue Reading

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Building a solution: Plastic-to-concrete additive plant opens

Published: November 1, 2022
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Founded in Costa Rica in 2018, CRDC now operates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, South Africa, Mexico, the U.K., New Zealand and Hong Kong. | The Image Party/Shutterstock

CRDC Global is turning hard-to-recycle plastic into a concrete additive in Pennsylvania and plans to expand across the country as quickly as it can.  Continue Reading

Trade group calls for ‘financial aid’ for recycling industry

Published: November 1, 2022
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The Bureau of International Recycling says recycling companies in Europe and elsewhere are struggling with high energy prices. | Hanna Taniukevich/Shutterstock

An international group is sounding an alarm for help for the recycling industry amid high costs, particularly for energy. Continue Reading

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