Three virgin plastics producers expand their recycled-resin offerings, and a chemically recycled copolyester finds a home in Tupperware food and drink containers.
Two film suppliers recently expanded their offerings with recycled-content films. Meanwhile, an Australian project began producing a concrete-alternative from post-consumer flexible packaging.
A major end user of recovered PE film has completed a multi-year $200 million investment by opening a new facility in Virginia. The expansion is part of a strategy to increase production capacity by 70%.
A film recycling company in Myanmar is among the first to take part in a global plastic credit system, which could direct financing from corporations to help the recycling firm expand its capacity.
The amount of U.S. film and non-bottle rigids collected for recycling decreased in 2018, but domestic processors took in more of the material, according to More Recycling.