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Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo and other big beverage brands achieved California’s mandate to use 15% PCR in their bottles last year, but the list of smaller brands that failed to hit the target – or even report data to the state – stretches over 500 companies long. Continue Reading
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BBB National Programs says a national TV ad from beverage producers overstated the prevalence of PET-bottle-to-bottle recycling and its resulting waste-reduction benefits, but the group affirmed that other ad claims related to bottle recyclability rested on solid footing.
A report from the U.S. Plastics Pact found a national recycling rate of 13.3% for plastic packaging and an overall potentially recyclable, reusable or compostable rate of 36% for Pact members.
Several chemical recycling facilities, offtake agreements and technology licenses have been announced in recent weeks, with industry giants like Shell and LyondellBasell involved. Continue Reading