Rhode Island legislators have introduced a bill that requires brand owners to nearly double the recycling rate for packaging over the course of two years.
In its first full year of operation, British Columbia’s printed paper and packaging recycling program notched a 77 percent recovery rate, beating the target set by the government.
South Africa recycled more total plastic in 2015 than the year before, but the country’s plastics diversion rate dropped and plastics recycling companies struggled.
The overall recycling rate for PET containers rose incrementally in 2012 while domestic demand for recycled PET (rPET) continued to trump supply. Those are the takeaways from the “Report on Postconsumer Recycling Activity in 2012,” released today by the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR).
In recent months, a number of communities in North America have inched closer to exploring mixed-waste processing, while other projects have hit roadblocks.
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.