Spanish fishermen have pulled a sample of nearly 1,800 pounds of marine litter from the ocean. Now, researchers are working to see what kinds of products the recovered material could be recycled into.
After paper recycling companies extract fiber from cartons, they’re often left with a plastic-aluminum mix that’s sent to disposal. An Italian company has begun recycling that mix into pellets.
To be marketed as “recyclable,” which criteria should a product or packaging have to meet? Two major plastics recycling groups have announced the four conditions they believe should be met.
Global petrochemicals company Total has partnered with a startup that dissolves and recovers EPS for recycling. Officials from both companies recently provided more details about the deal.