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A group of trade associations and nonprofits has announced the formation of the North American Plastics Recycling Alliance (NAPRA), a new coalition that is working to significantly grow plastics recycling in the United States and Canada.

The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division (ACC) disclosed that Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; the City of Vancouver, Washington; and Safeway/Albertsons have been selected to receive Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards.

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC), in collaboration with the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), has completed a multi–hospital plastics recycling project in the Chicago market.

Emirates has created new sustainable blankets made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD™ and is available in Economy Class on long-haul flights.

The Arkansas based company, Revolution Plastics began it first dumpster dispersal in Minnesota.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Canyon Plastics, Inc. to resolve federal Clean Water Act violations. The company has corrected the deficiencies found at its facility in Valencia, California, and obtained a stormwater permit.