New York City’s recent decision to ban foam food service products due to curbside recycling obstacles has raised another question: What are other municipalities doing with the material?
Canada collected more plastic for recycling in 2014 than it did the year before, with big boosts in curbside-collected film driving the increase.
Another county has joined the WRAP (Wrap Recycling Action Program) initiative, an effort by the Flexible Film Recycling Group of the American Chemistry Council to collect more plastic bags and film at local stores.
Plastic foam isn’t going out of style, and one forecast predicts steady growth in the global recycled plastics market.
The Centralized Study on Availability of Recycling started as a report to examine recycling acceptance rates for certain types of packaging. That narrow focus morphed into a comprehensive study regarding the larger issue of recycling accessibility in America.
For decades, the recycling world has relied on weight-based recycling goals to drive materials recovery and, with it, reduce environmental harm.
A New Zealand teen has a plan to pull plastic from the ocean, and a Colombian firm is turning used plastic into shelter.