Rhode Island legislators have introduced a bill that requires brand owners to nearly double the recycling rate for packaging over the course of two years.
One manufacturer that uses recycled plastics will acquire another, and Pennsylvania may be moving to prohibit plastic bag bans.
Florida lawmakers vote to remove roadblocks for plastics conversion efforts, and Envision Plastics announces it will source millions of pounds of material from regions prone to generating ocean plastics.
Plastic foam isn’t going out of style, and one forecast predicts steady growth in the global recycled plastics market.
A group fighting California’s statewide ban on plastic bags is now pushing a second ballot measure that could cause confusion for voters and push grocers into bag-ban opposition.
The San Diego City Council has voted to ban plastic bags at large grocery stores, pharmacies and other markets, making San Diego the 150th municipality in California to limit use of the items.
In recent months, a number of communities in North America have inched closer to exploring mixed-waste processing, while other projects have hit roadblocks.