A California court has dismissed a legal complaint Greenpeace brought against Walmart, ruling that the activist group itself was not deceived by labels indicating the corporation’s plastic packaging is recyclable.
Companies owed money by CarbonLite say the PET reclaimer’s failure came amid “gross financial mismanagement,” and they want an in-depth investigation. CarbonLite’s lawyers pinned the closure on a lack of brand owner support and other factors.
A nonprofit environmental organization is suing TerraCycle and several major brands, saying the companies are misleading consumers about the recyclability of their products through mail-in collection programs. TerraCycle’s CEO discussed the company’s labeling in an interview.
The largest CarbonLite PET recycling facility will be auctioned as part of the company’s ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. Virgin resin producer DAK Americas submitted a bid to purchase the Reading, Pa. plant for $96 million.
Fire crews have extinguished a blaze at a recycled plastics facility in West Virginia that burned for more than a week, shutting down businesses, government offices and schools.