Drones patrol Britain’s beaches in search of shoreline plastics, and prices rise in the U.S. for recovered HDPE and PET.
A European trade group delves into PET thermoform recycling, and a government report in Australia calls for major steps to curb marine plastic pollution.
Lawmakers in California are considering legislation mandating that plastic bottles have tethered caps. Meanwhile, a different bill bans take-out containers that aren’t accepted in local recycling or composting programs.
Dell’s announcement that it will use HDPE recovered from Haiti’s beaches, waterways and adjacent streets in its packaging garnered headlines far and wide.
Cornell University researchers push ahead a technology that could lift PE and PP recycling, and a handful of companies targeting hard-to-recycle plastics grab attention.
A new report emphasizes improved collection and separation efforts – which lead to higher recycling rates – as a key way to prevent plastics from entering water bodies.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has organized a major plastics circular economy effort, and Dr Pepper Snapple shareholders continue to resist recycled-content goals.
The house wins again in Michigan, and a California town says it is exempt from the statewide ban on plastic bags.
A New Zealand teen has a plan to pull plastic from the ocean, and a Colombian firm is turning used plastic into shelter.