A report from several nonprofit conservation groups examines the most common plastic marine litter found in California. It also proposes alternatives for the items.
A Chicago man who who provided a free polystyrene collection service has been forced to end operations.
A memo circulating within California’s waste management agency says the packaging industry has failed to offer up viable voluntary options to help the state significantly cut down the amount of packaging material going to disposal.
One industry expert said “skyfilling” of plastic scrap may hurt the climate more than landfilling, and the Closed Loop Fund checks in on a project it helped finance.
Projects to recover health-care plastics are highlighted, and greater volumes of packaging for ready-to-eat foods are likely to enter the recycling stream.
A report from consulting firm Trucost found the environmental cost of using plastics in packaging is four times less than that of using aluminum, tin, glass or paper.