California may be a liberal state with its fair share of regulations, but a poll indicates voters may not be so keen on a statewide ban on plastic bags.
ExxonMobil is part of a project developing a type of flexible film that could be more easily integrated into the PE collection stream, and a detergent bottle maker focuses on recycled HDPE.
PepsiCo says it will work to eliminate packaging materials that inhibit sorting or contaminate downstream recycling streams. The global food and beverage company also said it will redesign the film in its snack packaging to enable its recovery.
Prices for prime and recycled PET rose last week after one major U.S. producer, DAK Americas, declared force majeure on PET resin shipments from its plant in the Carolinas on October 10 following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.