Fewer plastic bags are being used in the U.K., and a German beverage producer continues to take recycling into its own hands.
A recycling program in Virginia expands its plastics scope, and a materials recovery facility in Ontario pushes back against bags and PS.
In its first full year of operation, British Columbia’s printed paper and packaging recycling program notched a 77 percent recovery rate, beating the target set by the government.
Canada collected more plastic for recycling in 2014 than it did the year before, with big boosts in curbside-collected film driving the increase.
A wet shredder and hydrocyclone separation system from Herbold Meckesheim is helping a Netherlands reclaimer process film for recycling.
While retail locations provide the best collection points for post-consumer film plastics, governments and haulers play a crucial role in ensuring a successful program, according to speakers on a recent webinar.