Veolia UK plans to reopen a shuttered plant in East London within the next few months. It recently purchased the facility from Closed Loop Recycling, which struggled in a tight market.
As recycled resin markets struggle, San Francisco leaders have called for a statewide bill mandating at least 25 percent recycled content in all single-use plastic beverage containers.
The California legislature passed a bill requiring beverage companies to publicly report the amount of post-consumer PET they use. And a separate piece of legislation sent to the governor extends a plastics-recycling subsidy programs for one year.
A growing Oregon-based company that makes injection molded plastic carriers for the food and beverage industry has been steadily boosting its use of post-consumer recycled content in recent years.
The U.S. recycling rate for HDPE bottles dropped slightly in 2015, while the rate for PP bottles increased noticeably. Continue Reading
Recycled HMW HDPE prices for both pellet and flake were down last week reflecting an oversupply of HMW scrap drums and intermediate bulk containers in the southern U.S.
An eight-month initiative in several Chicago hospitals aims to collect 100 tons of plastic and demonstrate the business case for health-care plastics recycling.