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Inertia continues to build toward the use of tracers and digital watermarks to improve optical sortation of post-consumer packaging. Procter & Gamble is leading an effort to keep everybody on the same page and avoid market fragmentation.
Single-use packaging is easy to spot. A short walk along a beach, anywhere in the world, will reveal the consequences of our throwaway culture as each tide brings in a fresh layer of debris, most of it single-use plastics.
As Loop Industries pushes forward its depolymerization method on multi-layer packaging, the startup is also highlighting the potential of recycling opaque PET containers and textiles.