The U.S. scrap recycling industry reaches $117 billion in annual economic impact, and recycling-related legislation passes a key hurdle.
Apparel company H&M has released its sustainability report, outlining several ambitious goals, including nearly quadrupling the amount of recycled or otherwise sustainably sourced material it uses.
Plastic products sold in California with “biodegradable” and “compostable” printed on their labels cost Walmart nearly $1 million in a settlement earlier this month.
Innovators in the resin realm often get a bad rap for prioritizing functionality over recyclability. But according to one bioplastics executive, end-of-life is still top-of-mind for many companies developing cutting-edge materials.
The California legislature passed a bill requiring beverage companies to publicly report the amount of post-consumer PET they use. And a separate piece of legislation sent to the governor extends a plastics-recycling subsidy programs for one year.
Paper giant Cascades closes a Maine mill consuming recovered fiber, and Winnipeg notches a high recycling rate but receives more missed pick-up complaints.