Two Indiana recycling companies have received state grants to expand recovery programs for what are often considered hard-to-recycle plastic materials.
Adding a thermal densifying unit helped improve the economics of expanded polystyrene recycling in Cochrane, Alberta. It increased the density and ability to ship, improving marketability.
EPS packaging will be replaced by fiber-based alternatives for Ikea’s ready-to-assemble furniture. While the retailer cites environmental friendliness as its goal with the change, not everyone is thrilled to hear the news. Continue Reading
More foam polystyrene collection centers are opening in the U.S., and a clothing company introduces a new line made from recycled ocean plastics.
A Canadian community removes EPS from its curbside recycling program, and Greenpeace offers the soda industry a big thorn and a little rose over its plastic usage.
Clothing and shoe company Timberland talks about its plan to use plastic recovered from the streets of Haiti, and The Onion takes a satirical look at the ocean plastics problem.
A major retailer agrees to look for alternatives to EPS foam packaging, and Greenpeace once again hammers Coca-Cola over end-of-life plastics.