Foam products maker Dart Container and Plastics Recycling, Inc. are investing $4 million to $6 million to build a facility in Indiana that will process both foam and rigid polystyrene, and the companies say the move comes in response to the resin’s growing market opportunities.
Coca-Cola and several other major companies recently invested millions of dollars to push forward a nascent resin called PEF, and the move raises questions about the composition of the plastics recycling stream in the decades to come.
In a continued effort to modernize and simplify the nation’s longest-standing container deposit program, the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative has opened another fully automated and staffed redemption center.
After months of debate over whether or not to ban expanded polystyrene food service containers in the Big Apple – and nearly a million dollars spent fighting the proposed prohibition – the New York City Council passed a kind of compromise bill. There will be a delayed EPS ban, but only after industry is given a year to figure out how to collect and recycle the material effectively.