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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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Investors buy PureCycle and move to take it public

Published: November 18, 2020
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The firms that are acquiring PureCycle announced a goal of having 30 commercial lines operational by 2030 and 50 by 2035. | fizkes/Shutterstock

PP recycling startup PureCycle Technologies will be purchased by investment firms that will list the company publicly. They plan major expansions, including a second U.S. location that will process more than 800 million pounds annually.

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Sorting facilities receive PP recovery funds

Published: April 7, 2021
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PP tubs and lids baled for recycling.

One million dollars in grants will go to pay for PP sorting equipment and efforts to communicate to households that PP is accepted in their curbside programs. | Courtesy of KW Plastics.

Materials recovery facilities in Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas will receive financial support to enable PP recovery.

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Recycling facilities receive $2 million to boost PP recovery

Published: December 9, 2020
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Through the new grants, The Recycling Partnership estimates curbside PP recycling will become available to an additional 4 million people nationwide. | RYosha/Shutterstock

Four materials recovery facilities in the eastern half of the U.S. will begin sorting polypropylene with financial assistance from major brands, retailers and other industry members brought together through The Recycling Partnership.

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