Suitable replacement parts can be printed from recycled materials such as PET bottles when logistics chains are stretched, with the PET filaments, produced by recycling, just as strong and flexible as commercially available filaments.
Kroger Corp. (Cincinnati, OH) announced that it will phase out single-use plastic bags across all of its stores by 2025 to “protect our planet for future generations.” Clare Goldsberry has a few issues with that, which she shares with Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen in an open letter.
When their benefits are taken into consideration—weather, insect and rot resistance and a useful life of about 25 years with little to no maintenance—plastic lumber and wood-plastic composites can be very cost effective.
Products sold in virgin plastic bottles and containers will cost consumers in France up to 10% more than those in recycled plastic materials. On the home front, Santa Barbara is launching a full-scale offensive against plastic straws.
Milliken and Co. (Spartanburg, SC) is featured in the first installment of a series centered on a proliferation of polyethylene and polypropylene resin and additive products for packaging from major suppliers.