Recent studies have raised questions about health effects from plastic, including recycled material, as companies and regulators increasingly look at ways to advance the use of recycled resin in food-grade packaging.
A California law could expand and modernize bottle recycling, redirecting major dollars that usually benefit landfills back to consumers.
Between its California PET recycling plant and its newly opened Tennessee one, bottled water company CG Roxane expects to produce about 39 million pounds of RPET this year, a company manager said.
How to make plastics sustainable and improve recycling infrastructure was the focus of a recent panel discussion, with stakeholders pointing to transparency, public trust and standardization.
Two companies are marketing chairs made from recycled content, and another two debuted a line of post-consumer polymers.
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Following the passage of industry-supported recycling laws in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island, the mattress industry created the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a nonprofit organization designed to operate statewide mattress recycling programs. Since 2015, these programs have recycled more than …
Curbing plastics production and disposal is the only way to alleviate the material’s health impacts, EJ advocates said, but business representatives called halting production unrealistic and harmful for jobs and the economy.
The U.S. EPA wants its new map, which shows numerous details like recycling infrastructure locations, to be a comprehensive resource for the country. It says it needs help from the industry to make it more accurate.