In coming years, recycled PET and polyolefins will likely have to continue competing with cheap virgin plastics. But scrap markets will also be impacted by uncertain government policies and brand owner decisions.
A half-million dollars is up for grabs as part of a recycling market development competition launched in New York City. The entrepreneur behind the effort recently provided more details on the initiative.
Industry stakeholders are pushing back against revived national media focus on the pressures facing U.S. recycling markets. Although those stresses are real, experts emphasize there is another side to the story.