The PET recycling rate is increasing in South Africa, and a PVC recycling program in the U.K. gets kudos.
Florida lawmakers vote to remove roadblocks for plastics conversion efforts, and Envision Plastics announces it will source millions of pounds of material from regions prone to generating ocean plastics.
A small Midwest town is slated to welcome a plastics-to-fuel facility converting up to 100,000 tons of mixed plastics per year into gasoline and diesel fuels.
Instead of separating fiber and PE, two British companies are producing a mixed PE-fiber recycled resin, and the growing potential for rPET in nonwoven fabrics is explored.
The leaders of a plastics-to-oil plant in Oregon are putting their main business plans on hold and instead processing expanded polystyrene packaging.
Spanish researchers develop special washing and extrusion methods to remove odors when recycling EPS fish boxes, and Keurig says it is aiming to produce recyclable K-Cup coffee capsules.
Fewer plastic bags are being used in the U.K., and a German beverage producer continues to take recycling into its own hands.
Oregon’s plastics recycling business goes global, and the pioneering work of a recycled plastics lumber researcher is chronicled.