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Bioplastics company turns to organics stream for feedstock

Published: August 17, 2016
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compost / Stefan_Redel, ShutterstockA startup based in Richmond, Calif. is making polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) plastic out of organic material. While the innovative process is in the very early stages, the company hopes it makes a major impact on plastics packaging.

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Q&A: Challenges in San Antonio’s curbside plastic bag program

Published: October 26, 2016
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David W McCaryThe City of San Antonio began accepting plastic bags in curbside single-stream carts two years ago. In its first year, 550 tons were recovered through the program, which excludes black plastic bags, but that number fell by more than two-thirds in the second year.

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Statehouses hit by bevy of bag bills

Published: February 15, 2017
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plastic bag regulationsWhen 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.

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