One industry expert said “skyfilling” of plastic scrap may hurt the climate more than landfilling, and the Closed Loop Fund checks in on a project it helped finance.
A statewide ban on local bag bans is close to becoming law in Michigan. Senate Bill 853 prohibits local governments from banning plastic shopping bags or mandating fees for them. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature.
A Coca-Cola bottling plant notches a high recycling rate, and a man is caught defrauding Germany’s bottle redemption program.
A report from several nonprofit conservation groups examines the most common plastic marine litter found in California. It also proposes alternatives for the items.
The City of Redding, Calif., will soon add a densifier to its recycling facility, allowing residents to drop off foam polystyrene for processing. The City will use grant money from the Foam Recycling Coalition to make the purchase.
The PET recycling rate is increasing in South Africa, and a PVC recycling program in the U.K. gets kudos.
Residents in one area of Australia voice concerns over a plastics-to-fuel plant, and India’s informal plastics recycling industry is being threatened.