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Reclaimer touts only certified PCR stretch film

Published: October 25, 2022
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Encore Wrap from Revolution.

Encore Wrap, a stretch film made with 10% PCR, is intended for use in warehousing, transportation and other commercial applications. | Courtesy of Revolution

Plastics reclaimer and film manufacturer Revolution has released a stretch film made with 10% post-consumer resin. 

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Judge dismisses claims against 7-Eleven’s recyclable labels

Published: October 4, 2022
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7-Eleven store exterior with pedestrians.

7-Eleven faces a lawsuit challenging recyclability claims on the company’s “24/7” brand foam plates, cups and freezer bags. | Sorbis/Shuttertstock

Brand owners can label plastic products as recyclable even if local residential recycling programs don’t want them, because reasonable consumers wouldn’t assume the word “recyclable” means there are local facilities that accept the material, a federal judge decided.

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‘Underperforming’ film, mixed rigids recycling plant to close

Published: September 28, 2022
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Shredded material at PreZero's S.C. facility

Scrap plastics being recycled at PreZero’s Westminster, S.C. facility, which is slated to be closed over the next two months. | Courtesy of PreZero

PreZero US will shutter its South Carolina plastics recycling facility and will instead refocus on expanding its recycling capabilities in California.

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WM agrees to acquire controlling interest in Avangard Innovative

Published: September 14, 2022
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Avangard's Waller, Texas facility seen from above.

Waste Management reached a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Avangard’s U.S. film recycling business. | Courtesy of Avangard Innovative

The largest curbside garbage and recycling hauler in North America will acquire and scale up Avangard Innovative’s U.S. plastics recycling business.

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Amazon upped recycled content, reduced packaging in 2021

Published: August 24, 2022
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Amazon warehouse with Chicago skyline in distance.

Amazon recently noted it has on-site plastic film recycling systems at facilities across North America and Europe. | Bret Habura/Shutterstock

Amazon has eliminated more than 1.5 million tons of packaging since 2015 and created programs to increase recycling and diversion, according to its latest sustainability report.

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Province sees higher packaging collection rates

Published: August 9, 2022
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Recycling carts in front of a brick wall.

For the second year in a row, Recycle BC observed “significant growth” in collected metrics tons, with a 17% increase over the past two years. | Stephen Griffith/Shutterstock

British Columbia’s paper and plastic packaging collection rates rebounded in 2021 after pandemic-related challenges, reaching a record-high recovery rate of just over 94%.

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Innovations yield new resins, processes

Published: July 7, 2022
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Test tubes in a lab.

New developments in film and resin technology advance efficiency and circularity goals. | Alex Traksel/Shutterstock

Several companies have released new products that are pushing plastics recycling forward, including PCR-specific additives and 83% recycled content films. Here’s a roundup of innovation news.  Continue Reading