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Europe roundup: UK cracks down on recycling claims

Published: January 26, 2022
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Earlier this month, PreZero opened a plant in the German municipality of Eitting, near Munich, that will sort up to 120,000 metric tons of lightweight packaging a year. | Courtesy of PreZero

More plastic recycling is coming to Europe with Biffa and PreZero announcing expansion projects, while a U.K. advertising regulator is targeting big brands for their bottle recycling claims.

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Global tensions drive high oil prices

Published: January 26, 2022
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Oil pumps at sunset in Russia.

Oil price movements could put upward price pressure on virgin resin prices, improving the marketability of recycled resins. | ded pixto/Shutterstock

Oil prices are hitting a seven-year high, following tension around the latest COVID-19 variant and Russian pressure on Ukraine.

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Waste Management increased plastics collection in 2020

Published: October 20, 2021
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Waste Management company logo on building.

Waste Management operates 52 single-stream materials recovery facilities (MRFs), 30 commercial recycling plants, and various other recycling- and composting-related facilities. | Ken Wolter / Shutterstock

The largest North American hauler recovered significantly more plastic in 2020 compared with the prior year, the company recently reported. Waste Management also offered details on recent recycling investments and offered its outlook on domestic markets.

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Report examines how to boost recycling markets in Texas

Published: October 20, 2021
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Bales of plastics in a recycling facility.

A new report shows the bulk of recyclables collected in Texas are processed at 31 MRFs. | RYosha / Shutterstock

A comprehensive look at the Lone Star State’s recycling system identified several strategies governments can use to bolster recycling market development in their jurisdictions, including recycled-content mandates and public procurement policies.

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