When it comes to recycling, soda bottles and shampoo bottles are not treated equally: only 14 percent of Americans are recycling their bathroom bottles, while more than half of American households are recycling their kitchen items.
DaVinci Roofscapes, a leader in synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles, disclosed that it almost tripled the amount of processed polymer it recycled in 2015 over the previous year.
Pacific Allied Products, a plastics manufacturer located in Oahu, Hawaii, has been presented with the EPS Industry Alliance’s 2016 Excellence in EPS Recycling Award.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) shared that LyondellBasell has joined its Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG), a collaboration working to double the recycling of post-use polyethylene film by 2020.
According to a report, Plastics – The Facts 2015, released from PlasticsEurope, EU 28+2 recycled 6.3m tonnes, 39.5 percent, of its 15.9m tonnes plastic packaging waste in 2014, easily surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5 percent. PlasticsEurope and EPRO, with assistance from Consultic GmbH have collected the data presented in this report.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a formal position paper against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable.