The American Chemistry Council released a survey finding that 88% of respondents considered chemical recycling an acceptable form of recycling. 

Closed Loop Partners’s Beyond the Bag Consortium announced a reusable bag initiative in 150 stores across three states, working with CVS Health, Target, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Dollar General, Kroger, TJX and Ulta Beauty. 

The Consumer Brands Association is exploring pilot programs to use SmartLabel QR codes on packaging to share localized recycling information. 

Oceana is asking Amazon shareholders to again support a resolution calling on the company to develop a plan for reducing its growing plastic packaging footprint. 

Skincare company Rodan + Fields joined The Recycling Partnership

Michigan-based Royal Oak Recycling named Ed Mamou president and Craig Reeves vice president.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) named Richard Yep interim executive director. 

TOMRA published a study on consumers’ shopping preferences and attitudes surrounding drink container recycling, finding that 87% of respondents spent their bottle deposit money in the store where they redeemed the containers. 

Waste Connections reappointed founder Ronald J. Mittelstaedt president and CEO after he stepped down in 2019. He replaces Worthing F. Jackman, who is leaving the company after 19 years.