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Reclaimer gets food-contact nod for OceanBound plastics

Published: August 21, 2019
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As of early this year, Envision Plastics was on track to meet its goal of recycling 10 million pounds of OceanBound plastic over two years. | Damsea/Shutterstock

Envision Plastics says it received the first FDA letter allowing litter recovered from coastal areas in developing countries to be recycled into food and drink packaging.

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The latest in marine-plastics news

Published: October 23, 2019
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Plastic marine debris on an ocean beach.

SC Johnson and Plastic Bank have launched a three-year partnership aimed at preventing ocean plastics and fighting poverty. | Kochneva Tetyana/Shutterstock

A number of ocean plastics-related announcements have been made as the Our Ocean Conference kicks off today in Oslo, Norway.

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Ocean plastics expert talks policy initiatives

Published: October 16, 2019
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Jenna Jambeck was the keynote at this year’s Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show, held in late summer. | Resource Recycling Conference/Brian Adams Photography

The statistic has taken on almost household familiarity: 91% of plastic ever created has not been recycled, and a massive amount has become litter. Jenna Jambeck, a lead researcher behind that number, recently spoke about solutions to the pollution problem.

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Plastics-to-fuel powered ships will collect marine debris

Published: October 16, 2019
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Oceans United will use the iCat-90 Skimmer to collect mixed plastic waste from the oceans and use the material as feedstock for fuel. | Photo courtesy Oceans United

A fleet of self-sustaining vessels will collect and process mixed plastic in the world’s waterways, a nonprofit organization announced this month.

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Petrochem giants open up on ‘plastics waste problem’

Published: March 13, 2019
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Speakers on stage at the 2019 Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show.

Americas Styrenics’ Jon Timbers, left, talks during the opening session of the 2019 Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show.

Executives from large resin makers say circular economy principles are key to their companies’ long-term viability. Putting such a strategy into action will be no easy task, however.

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