Fewer plastic bags are being used in the U.K., and a German beverage producer continues to take recycling into its own hands.
Flexible film packaging is being accepted at the curb in one Midwest city, and thousands of plastic bags have been diverted from landfill thanks to a group of charitable women.
Cornell University researchers push ahead a technology that could lift PE and PP recycling, and a handful of companies targeting hard-to-recycle plastics grab attention.
One industry expert said “skyfilling” of plastic scrap may hurt the climate more than landfilling, and the Closed Loop Fund checks in on a project it helped finance.
Plastic bags are contributing to flooding in one Asian city, and a plastics-to-fuel facility is being planned in Australia.
Residents in one area of Australia voice concerns over a plastics-to-fuel plant, and India’s informal plastics recycling industry is being threatened.
A label manufacturer releases a line geared toward recyclability, and a Canadian polystyrene recycling company is set to expand thanks to significant outside investment.