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San Francisco–based Brightmark wants to procure 1.2 million tons per year of post-use plastic types 1 through 7 from the eastern half of the United States to recycle into fuel and new materials at its plastics renewal plants.
The “contribution” to the EU budget is designed to incentivize member states to increase recycling of plastic waste, according to the European Commission. It will, in fact, do the opposite, responds the European Plastics Converters association.
Through the Rubbermaid Food Storage Recycling Program in association with TerraCycle, consumers can send in any brand of well-used glass and plastic food-storage containers for recycling free of charge.
Tony Radoszewski, President and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association, made his remarks at a briefing titled, “Plastic Production, Pollution and Waste in the Time of COVID-19: The Life-Threatening Impact of Single-Use Plastic on Human Health.”