A consortium focused on recovering marine plastics for recycling has rolled out its first product: an office chair made with recycled nylon.
A new ocean plastics prevention effort connects brand owners with collected oceanbound material that can be used in manufacturing. A key stakeholder recently described the four-step approach the project will entail, and what that will look like on the ground.
Anti-incineration activists are criticizing an industry program that diverts traditionally non-recycled plastics away from landfill and into energy-recovery facilities. In response, project backer Dow Chemical Co. has defended the program’s utility.