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Connections: Bioplastics Muses | BioCycle

Most food-contact plastic is well suited to being biodegradable. The key is to ensure that the composting industry definition of compostable is compatible with the bioplastic manufacturer’s definition. Part II

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US Plastics Pact releases new road map with 2030 plastics targets | Packaging Dive

The new goals look very similar to those in the original road map, with a couple additions and a deadline extended from 2025 to 2030. Participants made progress on the 2025 goals but were unlikely to all meet the original targets.

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Plastics industry worked for decades to create a throw-away culture : NPR

Plastic has become embedded in everyday life. That’s because for the last 70 years, the plastics industry convinced consumers to embrace the material for its low cost and disposability.

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Have an idea to reduce retail packaging? Walmart wants to hear it. | Packaging Dive

The retail giant listed seven specific areas for innovators to prioritize, including snack bags and frozen food trays, that have proven tricky for design and sustainability improvements.

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iFixit ends Samsung partnership over ‘commitment’

iFixit ends Samsung partnership over ‘commitment’

After two years of trying – and some public pushing – iFixit ended its partnership with Samsung, citing the OEM’s lack of commitment. 

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Containerboard mill investors file for Nevada tax incentives – Recycling Today

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4 bills propose changes to California’s SB 1383 organics recycling law

Procurement requirement and compost facility permitting changes are among those legislators are seeking after a report last year found the state is behind on its diversion targets.

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Complete plastic bag ban clears California Senate

A bill that expands California’s bag ban to prohibit all plastic bags – even the reusable recycled-content bags that are a major driver of post-consumer film resin sales – is working its way through the California legislative system. A number of plastics recycling stakeholders have come out against the bill.Continue Reading→

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Attorney General Bonta Petitions Court to Compel Plastics Industry Association and American Chemistry Council to Fully Comply with Outstanding Investigative Subpoenas | State of California – Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today filed two petitions to compel the Plastics Industry Association, Inc. (PLASTICS), formerly known as the Society of the Plastics Industry, and

Source: Attorney General Bonta Petitions Court to Compel Plastics Industry Association and American Chemistry Council to Fully Comply with Outstanding Investigative Subpoenas | State of California – Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General

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Nevada battery recycling operation ramps up capacity

Nevada battery recycling operation ramps up capacity

A company that processes lithium-ion batteries, including those sourced from consumer devices, has scaled up recycling capacity at its facility in Reno, Nevada, and is on track to process more than 44 million pounds of battery materials per year.

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