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Groups propose blueprint for federal recycling spending

Published: July 21, 2021
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Baled plastics for recycling.

The recently drafted “Recycling Infrastructure Plan” includes requests for funding of $3.3 billion in physical infrastructure and $3.3 billion for infrastructure support policies and programs for the first year. | zlikovec / Shutterstock

Nonprofit organizations have drafted a plan for federal spending on recycling infrastructure, and much of the document takes aim at plastics.

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ACC calls for 30% recycled content mandate in packaging

Published: July 14, 2021
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Baled plastics for recycling.

The American Chemistry Council’s position statement comes at a time of heightened legislative activity on plastics. | Natallia Boroda / Shutterstock

A major industry group is urging Congress to adopt a national recycled plastic standard, facilitate “rapid scaling” of the chemical recycling sector, and more.

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Why nonprofit recycling operators decided to unite

Published: July 8, 2021
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Eureka Recycling, one of the founding members of AMBR, operates a MRF in Minneapolis. | Photo credit: Mark Kegans

Four organizations that run processing facilities recently created the Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers to advocate for recycling and zero waste policies during a period of “systemic changes.”

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California report sparks debate over PP collection

Published: July 8, 2021
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The California Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets & Curbside Recycling in late June published an expansive report with recommendations for lawmakers. | Nordroden / Shutterstock

A government-convened commission of California recycling stakeholders has outlined steps to boost markets and cut contamination. But the group’s report also leaves polypropylene off a key initial list of accepted materials, drawing quick pushback from national associations.

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PET shrink label products meet recyclability guidelines

Published: July 8, 2021
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PET beverage bottles in a retail setting.

PET bottle labels can be problematic to the plastics recycling process, but three PET bottle label innovations recently received letters confirming their compatibility. | Ho Su A Bi / Shutterstock

The Association of Plastic Recyclers has recognized three shrink label innovations for their compatibility with PET recycling processes.

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