A Spanish plastics research institute has begun work on two recycling initiatives. One effort will target floating ocean plastics, and the other will recycle PE and EPS generated by businesses.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation recently honored a team at the University of Pittsburgh and an R&D company called Aronax Technologies Spain for their work improving the mechanical recyclability of flexible packaging for food.
Unless you’re buying seafood (and maybe not even then) fishy smelling food and drink packaging isn’t going to fly. A project in Europe is working to deodorize EPS from fish boxes so they can be recycled into new food-contact products.