Construction has started on a facility to recycle vehicle airbag scrap into a high-quality polyamide 6.6, according to international chemical company Solvay.
An initiative funded by the European Union is working to recycle petroleum-based PET and polyurethane into bio-based plastics through the use of enzymes and bacteria.
GreenMantra Technologies says its waxes, made from post-consumer plastics, can be used as additives to boost profitability for other reclaimers.
NASA plans to experiment with interstellar plastics recycling, and a town in British Columbia says a fee on bags is successfully deterring residents from using the products.
Ikea releases products made with recycled plastics, and Rhode Island adopts standardized public bin signage to boost recovery efforts.