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Notable names are among recent FDA letter recipients

Published: September 9, 2021
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PET bottles for recycling.

A number of companies recently gained approval to use their technologies to produce recycled resin for sale into food and drink packaging markets. | Nixx Photography/Shutterstock

A chemical recycling startup, a massive resin producer, equipment providers and packaging producers are among the companies that have received the green light to recycle plastic into food and drink packaging.

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PP group issues $1.8 million to sorting facilities

Published: August 25, 2021
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PP Number 5 plastic with blue background.

Since its launch in 2020, the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition has issued a total of $4.2 million in funding. | Allexxandar / Shutterstock

The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition has awarded another round of grant funding, allowing more local recycling programs to provide curbside polypropylene collection.

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Report: Cities should prioritize PET, HDPE, PP collection

Published: July 28, 2021
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Curbside waste and recycling for collection.

A study from GAIA found that, in five selected cities, only 24% of PET, HDPE and PP was getting recycled. | Meg Wallace Photography / Shutterstock

A study published today by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives outlines familiar problems and constraints with the U.S. plastics recycling system.

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California report sparks debate over PP collection

Published: July 8, 2021
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The California Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets & Curbside Recycling in late June published an expansive report with recommendations for lawmakers. | Nordroden / Shutterstock

A government-convened commission of California recycling stakeholders has outlined steps to boost markets and cut contamination. But the group’s report also leaves polypropylene off a key initial list of accepted materials, drawing quick pushback from national associations.

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Reclaimer hopes to ‘break the log jam’ in scrap supply

Published: June 16, 2021
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International Recycling Group plant rendering.

Rendering of the planned “SuperPRF” courtesy of International Recycling Group.

International Recycling Group hopes to finish financing a $150 million plastics recovery facility by the end of the year, with the massive plant scheduled to come on-line in 2023.

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Short seller’s report targets PureCycle

Published: May 12, 2021
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PureCycle is a publicly traded company that licenses a PP purification technology from Procter & Gamble. | GH Studio / Shutterstock

The short seller who took aim at PET depolymerization startup Loop Industries has now published allegations against PP recycling company PureCycle Technologies.

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