More than $20,000 was raised by the Association of Plastic Recyclers to start a short-term plastic bottle reclamation program in Flint, Mich., where residents have been generating large volumes of water bottles amid a leaded-water crisis.
California-based Verdeco Recycling is preparing to open an operation in central Indiana that could annually produce up to 60 million pounds of rPET for food grade applications.
New York City’s recently passed fee on plastic bags could be in peril, and a beverage company ditches plastic for aluminum.
More than 500,000 professionals annually attend the big plastics industry trade shows worldwide, and with attendance rising at several of the events, this number seems primed to increase.
An eight-month initiative in several Chicago hospitals aims to collect 100 tons of plastic and demonstrate the business case for health-care plastics recycling.