RES Polyflow’s Michael Dungan says fluctuating oil prices and developments in Asia will continue to affect pyrolysis companies, but he thinks a bigger issue may be a regulatory landscape that he believes is dated and detrimental to technology adoption.
In bulky rigid plastics recycling, the materials recovery facility is at the center of the equation. But downstream developments have also been key to monetizing a material that was long seen as a contaminant.
A freight forwarding company has filed a lawsuit against a recyclables exporter, demanding to be reimbursed for tens of thousands of dollars in charges that accrued when cargo containers were left unclaimed at a Chinese port.
Pricing boosts continue to drive recycling revenues for North America’s three largest haulers. Meanwhile, company executives say they don’t expect China’s announced ban on certain scrap imports to inflict too much financial pain.
A grocery store on a small Canadian island is operating without the use of plastic, and the head of an Oregon charity is lauded for his reuse efforts.
A man is caught defrauding Germany’s bottle redemption program, and one California city mulls zoning changes targeting bottle redemption centers.