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$80M recycled pulp plant breaks ground on East Coast

Published: July 6, 2022
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Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake is building a pulping mill in Chesapeake, Va. that will bring in mixed paper and OCC bales. | Courtesy of Bulk Handling Systems

A pulping plant that will consume mixed paper and OCC is now under construction in Virginia. Meanwhile, Sonoco has started testing recycling of plastic-lined paper cups. Continue Reading

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How new California law is ‘putting the industry on notice’

Published: July 6, 2022
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New legislation evokes varied reactions among industry and activists. | Michael Warwick/Shutterstock

Industry leaders mostly expressed support for California’s recently signed extended producer responsibility bill, though some said they still had concerns about its far reach. Continue Reading

Keurig Dr Pepper achieves 11% PCR use

Published: July 6, 2022
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Keurig Dr Pepper logo on company building.

Keurig Dr Pepper’s recent sustainability report noted progress toward the company’s goal of 25% post-consumer resin use by 2025. | Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock

One of North America’s largest beverage brand owners greatly increased its use of recycled resins last year, mainly by rolling out 100% recycled PET bottles for specific brands.

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E-scrap processor plots fast expansion to supply smelter

Published: July 6, 2022
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View of the shredder inside the evTerra facility.

Electronics shredding operations are taking place at evTerra’s Atlanta facility, but several other facilities are in the works. | Courtesy of Igneo

Electronics recycling firm evTerra has plans to soon be running four plants across the U.S., part of a strategy to ensure a steady stream of material to the Igneo secondary smelter slated for Savannah, Ga.

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Our top stories from June 2022

Published: July 6, 2022
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The legislative process surrounding California’s EPR bill was of interest to readers last month. | rarrarorro/Shutterstock

Last month, Resource Recycling readers were drawn to stories about recycling policy, particularly producer responsibility proposals.

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California recycling overhaul is now law

Published: June 30, 2022
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Legislators have approved EPR for printed paper and packaging in California. | Kit Leong/Shutterstock

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California’s printed paper and packaging extended producer responsibility bill passed the state Senate unanimously June 30 and was signed into law, just before the deadline to pull a plastic-tax measure from November’s state ballot.

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The push to cut fiber from California’s EPR program

Published: June 28, 2022
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Paper bales for recycling.

An extended producer responsibility bill is currently under consideration in California. | Luis M. Seco/Shutterstock

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Nearly a dozen legislators signed a letter asking to remove fiber from California’s proposed extended producer responsibility bill, as it undergoes more amendments in the final days before a June 29 deadline.

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Ohio chosen for Thailand company’s recycled plastic plant

Published: June 28, 2022
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Map showing the state of Ohio and surrounding region.

A recently signed MOU will place a plastics recycling operation at SWACO’s Green Economy Business Park near Columbus, Ohio. | Alexander Lukatskiy/Shutterstock

The U.S. subsidiary of Thailand-based plastic manufacturer PTT Global Chemical announced that it plans to build its new recycled plastic manufacturing plant in central Ohio.

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