A California bill aims to stem the tide of beverage container redemption center closures in the Golden State. But it also threatens the entire container-recycling industry in the state if lawmakers fail to make reforms by next April.
Retailers collecting select polyethylene bags for recycling worry that accepting other types of PE film will open the door to contamination.
Leading executives involved in European plastics recycling convened in Portugal in mid-June to address the current state of affairs and to look into the future of the industry.
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.