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Global group looks to support chemical recycling projects

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The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is accepting funding applications for chemical recycling projects through April 30.| paul prescott/Shutterstock

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is accepting applications to provide up to $20 million for individual chemical recycling ventures, according to a recent request for proposals.

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Plastic packaging innovations get recyclability nods

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The Association of Plastic Recyclers recently issued several letters to packaging companies recognizing their innovations as compatible with plastics recycling processes. | Trong Nguyen/Shutterstock

A slew of packaging products – a plastic aerosol can, multi-layer HDPE bottle, bottle and film labels – recently received recognition for their compatibility with plastics recycling processes.

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Council publishes ‘blueprint’ for improvement

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The Recycling Leadership Council has proposed a number of federal policy concepts to improve residential recycling nationwide. | Lithuaniakid/Shutterstock

A coalition of industry associations and other recycling stakeholder groups released a document calling “for a national strategy to improve, advance and increase recycling in the United States.”

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Reuters: Renew Oceans project shuts down

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Unnamed sources told Reuters that Renew Oceans captured only one metric ton of plastic waste from the Ganges River, far short of publicly stated goals. | photo stock india/Shutterstock

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A touted initiative from the Alliance to End Plastic Waste ceased operations in India nearly a year ago, and it’s not expected to be revived.

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Recycling facilities receive $2 million to boost PP recovery

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Through the new grants, The Recycling Partnership estimates curbside PP recycling will become available to an additional 4 million people nationwide. | RYosha/Shutterstock

Four materials recovery facilities in the eastern half of the U.S. will begin sorting polypropylene with financial assistance from major brands, retailers and other industry members brought together through The Recycling Partnership.

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Sort project will target plastics missed by MRFs in Northeast

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Bales of plastic material for sortation at the Pacific Northwest demonstration facility. | Jared Paben/Resource Recycling, Inc.

Following a similar demonstration in the Pacific Northwest last year, industry stakeholders are launching an initiative to recover additional material from the municipal stream in New York and four other states.

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PET industry group updates resin life cycle analysis

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A life-cycle analysis found that using recycled PET resin in place of virgin resin can lead to a 40% reduction in process and transportation energy. | GenViewFinder/Shutterstock

The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) says using recycled PET offers a 60% greenhouse gas reduction over virgin material, one of several recent findings the group added to its PET environmental impact resources.

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Plastics Pact looks to bring ‘new force’ to policy talks

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The pact members are aiming to launch a roadmap document publicly in April 2021. | chainarong06/Shutterstock

The director of the U.S. Plastics Pact says the effort is marked by two key components: focusing on a target-based national strategy to tackle plastic waste and employing rigorous accountability through reporting to the public.

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