A bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate expands efforts to combat marine debris and encourages the White House to work with countries most contributing to the problem.
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the American Chemistry Council trade group have announced a formal partnership to try to lift plastic bag and film recycling.
Plastic film recycling reached a new high in 2015, but less rigid plastic was recycled than in years prior, according to the American Chemistry Council. The group released two market reports at the Plastics Recycling 2017 conference this week.
The American Chemistry Council has shared some uplifting news this week: Rigid plastics recycling grew 27 percent by weight in 2014, and film recycling also increased. Continue Reading
A memo circulating within California’s waste management agency says the packaging industry has failed to offer up viable voluntary options to help the state significantly cut down the amount of packaging material going to disposal.
A report from consulting firm Trucost found the environmental cost of using plastics in packaging is four times less than that of using aluminum, tin, glass or paper.