Electronics and appliances present an attractive source for reclaimed plastics, but technical challenges can often inhibit recovery. Many of the e-plastics are black, which can make separation by polymer difficult.
China’s border crackdown creates a struggle for survival among legitimate recycling companies, and Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water uses more rPET.
A company says its enzymatic depolymerization technology can be applied to opaque PET containers, and a startup targeting ABS and PLA will compete for a major prize.
Get an inside look at how the music industry is combating plastic waste at concerts, and hear about the details on a recently unveiled set of standards for recovering e-plastics.