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Plastics Recycling Update highlights the latest announcements from industry companies and organizations. For information on submitting press releases or contributing op-eds to us, review our FAQ page.

News from the Minderoo Foundation, Phillips 66 and more

Agilyx appointed Marie Conrad to vice president of business development for North America. 

Brightmark named Justin Goldstein senior vice president and chief financial officer. 

The Minderoo Foundation released its second Plastic Waste Makers Index, finding that 139 million metric tons of single-use plastics were generated globally in 2021. The Ocean Conservancy praised the report, and the American Chemistry Council said the foundation is funded by a metals company and the report is biased.  

Phillips 66 achieved ISCC PLUS certification for its Sweeny Refinery in Texas, which processes chemically recycled plastics into feedstock. 

TotalEnergies is turning discarded plastics into solvents for use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other markets. 

The University of Maine is 3D-printing houses out of recycled plastic and wood to address the housing crisis. 

Vanden Recycling selected Kevin Thompson as managing director for the United Kingdom and European Union.

The Vinyl Institute launched a PVC recycling grant program called VIABILITY.

 

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