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TerraCycle and brands sued over recycling claims

by Colin Staub

A nonprofit environmental organization is suing TerraCycle and several major brands, saying the companies are misleading consumers about the recyclability of their products through mail-in collection programs. TerraCycle’s CEO discussed the company’s labeling in an interview.

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Plastics producer invests $10 million in Closed Loop funds

by  Jared Paben

Global resin maker SK Global Chemical has put millions into an industry group’s initiative to boost the circular economy for plastics.

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How one company helps make coffee cups more recyclable

by Colin Staub

Leaders at Smart Planet Technologies, which produces a coating that minimizes contamination during the fiber milling process, say they have seen adoption in several global regions. But several factors have limited U.S. growth.

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Resource Recycling Conference - Virtual - Aug. 4-5, 2021

FROM THE PRINT EDITION

How to hit the targets

by Dan Felton

With brand owner goals for recycled plastic usage increasingly common, a study from one industry group evaluates supply and demand realities for plastic resins, offering considerations to push progress on PCR.

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Put to the test

by Alec Cooley, Eric Halvarson and BJ Tipton

A recent survey shows how the pandemic has impacted college and university waste reduction programs. Campuses have dealt with numerous complexities but have also seen opportunites to advance zero waste goals.

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Impactful outreach

by Marissa Segundo

By methodically plotting a communications campaign, one Florida city recently decreased contamination, reduced processing costs and engaged residents around recycling in lasting ways.

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Projects for progress

by Paula Luu and Georgia Sherwin

Closed Loop Partners has pushed forward innovative efforts to advance plastic circularity. Here are some of the lessons from work involving research, investment and pilot initiatives.

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