Montreal-based Loop Industries is working to commercialize its heatless, pressureless PET depolymerization technology after raising millions of dollars from investors earlier this year.
An initiative funded by the European Union is working to recycle petroleum-based PET and polyurethane into bio-based plastics through the use of enzymes and bacteria.
PepsiCo says it will work to eliminate packaging materials that inhibit sorting or contaminate downstream recycling streams. The global food and beverage company also said it will redesign the film in its snack packaging to enable its recovery.
The U.S. recycling rate for HDPE bottles dropped slightly in 2015, while the rate for PP bottles increased noticeably. Continue Reading
An in-development plastics recycling company will take in difficult-to-recover plastics, including PP from sharps, mixed rigid bales and PET fines.