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Group urges Congress to ban EPS foodservice items

Published: September 6, 2023
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In addition to its proposed ban on EPS packaging, Ocean Conservancy wants to ensure banned items aren’t simply replaced by other single-use plastic items. | Courtesy of Ocean Conservancy

As it kicks off its 38th International Coastal Cleanup, environmental group Ocean Conservancy is calling for a nationwide ban on expanded polystyrene foodservice packaging.  Continue Reading

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Canadian recycler to spend $32.3 million on two new plants

Published: June 21, 2023
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In addition to scaling up its polystyrene recycling capabilities, Polystyvert will collaborate with several partners to adapt its technology to handle ABS. | Courtesy of Polystyvert

Montreal-based Polystyvert plans to build its first full-scale commercial PS recycling plant, as well as a pilot-scale plant for ABS.  Continue Reading

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Oregon lawmakers pass EPS container ban

Published: May 2, 2023
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Although it is opposed by the plastics and packaging industry, the EPS ban enjoys support from environmental groups and the Association of Oregon Recyclers. | Wk1003 Mike/Shutterstock

Oregon lawmakers sent the governor bills that ban polystyrene food service ware and allow restaurants to serve food in their customers’ reusable containers. Continue Reading

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Illinois chemical recycling plant moving forward

Published: April 18, 2023
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Agilyx and its partners aim to fill gaps in polystyrene recycling that mechanical recycling cannot. | Olek Stock/Shutterstock

A partnership between Agilyx, Technip Energies and INEOS Styrolution is slated to bring up to 100 tons per day of polystyrene chemical recycling capacity to Illinois by 2025.  Continue Reading

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Ill. House passes PS foodware ban, drops chem recycling bill

Published: March 28, 2023
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Many polystyrene takeout containers in a waste bin.

Environmentalists are chalking up two victories as one bill is squashed and another presses onward. | Kittiwat Chaitoep/Shutterstock

A polystyrene ban is moving on to the Illinois Senate. Meanwhile, a bill extending the timeline for a pilot chemical recycling facility failed to move out of the House in time. Continue Reading

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PRI invests $12M to serve auto and electronics markets

Published: March 28, 2023
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The new $2.5 million plastics recycling laboratory at PRI’s Indianapolis compounding facility. | Courtesy of Plastic Recycling Inc. (PRI)

Plastic Recycling Inc. is set to build out a fully outfitted laboratory and install extrusion lines that will boost recycling capacity by 60 million pounds per year. It’s also expanding its e-plastic sorting capabilities. Continue Reading

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Chemical recycling developments move forward

Published: February 21, 2023
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LyondellBasell facility exterior.

Nexus Circular will supply pyrolysis oil to LyondellBasell for production of new plastics. That’s one of several recent chemical recycling technology deals. | Flagmania/Shutterstock

Several chemical recycling facilities, offtake agreements and technology licenses have been announced in recent weeks, with industry giants like Shell and LyondellBasell involved.  Continue Reading