A handful of industry groups and plastics producers are teaming up on a 60-day effort to try to capture a wider variety of materials from the flow of curbside recyclables in Portland, Ore.
Brands across the globe are announcing goals to use high levels of recycled plastic. But the companies that actually deliver PCR to the market are predicting a major hurdle: supply shortfalls.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government will ban a number of single-use plastic products and will support establishing extended producer responsibility for plastic items.
A labels provider is selling a pressure-sensitive option that cleanly separates and floats during the PET recycling process. Meanwhile, a chemical company unveiled two recycling-friendly shrink sleeve label products.