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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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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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Industry responds to Greenpeace attack

Published: October 25, 2022
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Bales of plastics for recycling.

The latest Greenpeace report challenges the viability of U.S. plastics recycling. | MuhammadAzman/Shutterstock

A new report from Greenpeace USA asserts no plastics in the U.S. meet the definition of recyclable. The head of one plastics group countered the analysis “could actually cause greater environmental harm.”

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Denton Plastics targets PP with wash line, policy

Published: October 25, 2022
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Nicole Janssen, president of Denton Plastics, recently spoke about her company’s efforts to boost PP recycling in the Pacific Northwest. | Jared Paben/Resource Recycling, Inc.

West Coast recycler Denton Plastics is moving the needle on regional polypropylene recycling and policy in Portland, Ore. 

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Evergreen and Peninsula upgrade PET recycling plants

Published: October 25, 2022
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Nationwide PET reclaimer Evergreen has installed advanced sorting equipment at its Riverside, Calif. facility over the past year. | Courtesy of Google Maps

Two reclaimers have recently made or are planning multi-million-dollar upgrades at their California PET recycling facilities. The following are details on the projects by Evergreen and Peninsula Plastics Recycling. 

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California dangles cash carrot for cleaner PET bales, but few bite

Published: October 18, 2022
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PET bale for recycling.

California’s plastic quality incentive payment (QIP) program offers $180 per ton for clean PET bales. | MarieKaz/Shutterstock

California last year started a unique program of providing cash payments to materials recovery facilities that produce ultra-clean PET bottle bales. Recently released data suggest the payments aren’t juicy enough morsels. 

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Dow overhauls circular plastics goal

Published: October 18, 2022
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Revised objectives for the company come on the heels of various internal reorganizations and international partnerships aimed at more robust circularity. | JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock

Chemical giant Dow has updated its “Stop the Waste” goal to “Transform the Waste” and now plans to produce 3 million metric tons of circular and renewable plastic annually by 2030, tripling its previous target.

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