California may be a liberal state with its fair share of regulations, but a poll indicates voters may not be so keen on a statewide ban on plastic bags.
The City of San Antonio began accepting plastic bags in curbside single-stream carts two years ago. In its first year, 550 tons were recovered through the program, which excludes black plastic bags, but that number fell by more than two-thirds in the second year.
Supporters and opponents of plastic film policy have differing views on whether the Golden State’s voter-supported initiative will have ripple effects nationwide.
When it comes to plastic bag legislation, 2017 may be the storm after the storm. After the high-profile battle over California’s statewide plastic bag ban, legislators in at least 16 states have introduced bills related to bags this year.
A co-polyester to boost the properties of recycled PET goes on the market in Europe, and new shredders, wash lines, extruders and melt filters are unveiled.
An increasing number of grocery chains are recycling rigid plastic containers through back-of-store programs, providing a clean source of HDPE and PP for reclaimers.
Plastic products sold in California with “biodegradable” and “compostable” printed on their labels cost Walmart nearly $1 million in a settlement earlier this month.