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 PET recycling rate is increasing in South Africa, and a PVC recycling program in the U.K. gets kudos.
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.
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 container deposit system is set to be introduced in Australia’s most populous state, and Pepsi develops a game to get kids in Poland excited about water bottle recycling.
UPM Raflatac has unveiled shrink-sleeve labels that avoid causing problems in today’s PET bottle recycling processes.
A European bottler is putting a twist on bottled water, and a U.K. plastics recycling company strikes a deal to avoid bankruptcy.