A major retailer agrees to look for alternatives to EPS foam packaging, and Greenpeace once again hammers Coca-Cola over end-of-life plastics.
Clothing and shoe company Timberland talks about its plan to use plastic recovered from the streets of Haiti, and The Onion takes a satirical look at the ocean plastics problem.
China’s border crackdown creates a struggle for survival among legitimate recycling companies, and Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water uses more rPET.
When it comes to plastic bag legislation, 2017 may be the storm after the storm. After the high-profile battle over California’s statewide plastic bag ban, legislators in at least 16 states have introduced bills related to bags this year.
Cities take steps to ban certain plastic products, and an expert clears up some common misconceptions about recycling of everyday materials.
The Association of Plastic Recyclers describes the relationship between plastics recovery and sustainability, and recycled-plastic products on two continents are highlighted.
Recycling and waste-reduction advocates in Michigan were unable to stop passage of a bill that prohibits local ordinances limiting the use of plastic bags and plastic food-service items.
This story originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Plastics Recycling Update.
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A statewide ban on local bag bans is close to becoming law in Michigan. Senate Bill 853 prohibits local governments from banning plastic shopping bags or mandating fees for them. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature.