Shareholders of Target and other giant brands will likely decide whether they want the businesses to stop using expanded polystyrene.
Two Indiana recycling companies have received state grants to expand recovery programs for what are often considered hard-to-recycle plastic materials.
A facility near London is using a new baffled oscillation technology to separate PP and PE in a water tank, and a study says more rPET could be used in hot-fill containers.
Existing sortation equipment at materials recovery facilities could potentially be used to create bales of flexible film packaging, a study found. And an industry group is targeting the material with a grant program.
ExxonMobil is part of a project developing a type of flexible film that could be more easily integrated into the PE collection stream, and a detergent bottle maker focuses on recycled HDPE.
A group fighting California’s statewide ban on plastic bags is now pushing a second ballot measure that could cause confusion for voters and push grocers into bag-ban opposition.
Retailers collecting select polyethylene bags for recycling worry that accepting other types of PE film will open the door to contamination.
A bill in New Jersey’s legislature has been changed to impose a 5-cent fee on single-use plastic bags. Originally, the legislation flat-out banned the items.