In the latest chapter of its ongoing expanded polystyrene saga, New York City will again ban foam food-service packaging. City officials have determined it “cannot be recycled in a manner that is economically feasible or environmentally effective.”
Oregon’s plastics recycling business goes global, and the pioneering work of a recycled plastics lumber researcher is chronicled.
A documentary film investigating the ocean plastics problem heads to theaters, and a new technology from France scans packaging barcodes to tell consumers the details on recyclability.
With ample plastics to be found in automotive shredder residue and regulatory hurdles cleared, it may seem that auto plastics recovery should be set to shift into high-gear. Turns out the sector is still sitting in park.
A revised guide released by the Association of Plastic Recyclers represents the industry’s latest attempt to educate packaging designers on the realities of recyclability.
Plastic cans with metal lids might provide consumers with a better look at what’s inside, but that doesn’t mean the plastic recycling industry is happy about the innovation.