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Circular Solutions selects finalists

Published: November 15, 2022
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Flexible packaging samples.

The five finalists are Netherlands-based Blue Plastics, Austrian GAW Technologies and U.K. companies Impact Recycling, Mura Technology and Nextek. | Tiffy Studio/Shutterstock

Circular Solutions for Flexibles announced the five finalists in the running for its $3 million Alliance Prize for film recycling.

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Brands boost PCR again in 2021, but use more virgin plastic

Published: November 8, 2022
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Although the majority of companies continued to decrease virgin plastic use, collective use of plastic packaging increased by 4.3% from 2020 to 2021. | Zety Akhzar/Shutterstock

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s latest report showed that major packaging companies doubled their collective PCR percentage from 2018 to 2021. However, pandemic-related commerce trends also helped accelerate virgin plastic consumption. 

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What are current policy priorities at national and state levels?

Published: November 8, 2022
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Sign above the door for the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C.

As part of its effort to harmonize legislation and industry practices, APR has urged the Federal Trade Commission to update its so-called “Green Guides.” | DCStockPhotography/Shutterstock

A federal bottle bill, more extended producer responsibility bills and pressure on single-use plastics are all in the future of plastics legislation, industry policy experts predicted. 

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Trade group calls for ‘financial aid’ for recycling industry

Published: November 1, 2022
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The Bureau of International Recycling says recycling companies in Europe and elsewhere are struggling with high energy prices. | Hanna Taniukevich/Shutterstock

An international group is sounding an alarm for help for the recycling industry amid high costs, particularly for energy. Continue Reading

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Industry responds to Greenpeace attack

Published: October 25, 2022
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Bales of plastics for recycling.

The latest Greenpeace report challenges the viability of U.S. plastics recycling. | MuhammadAzman/Shutterstock

A new report from Greenpeace USA asserts no plastics in the U.S. meet the definition of recyclable. The head of one plastics group countered the analysis “could actually cause greater environmental harm.”

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Chemical recycling studies explore feedstock, benefits

Published: October 18, 2022
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Mixed plastics baled for recycling.

A Eunomia report commissioned by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste aimed to set requirements for pyrolysis feedstock. | paul prescott/Shutterstock

Two recently released reports investigated the benefits of chemical recycling and dug into setting feedstock requirements for pyrolysis.

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