Post-consumer plastic waste was sorted in a multi-step process including initial sorting from post-consumer waste, grinding into smaller flakes, washing, drying, and flake sorting. The resulting purity of polystyrene turned out to be higher than...
The U.S. recycling industry generates nearly $110 billion in economic activity, and is responsible for more than 531,000 total jobs, according to the eighth annual “Recycling Industry Yearbook” published by the Institute of Scrap Recycling...
A spokesperson for the National Association for PET Container Resources (Charlotte, NC) discusses trends, issues and sustainable packaging.
The fast-moving consumer goods sector appears to be pandering to plastiphobia instead of addressing it head-on: Many supermarkets are knowingly taking decisions that increase rather than reduce environmental burdens.
To meet consumer demand in the wake of a comprehensive ban on single-use plastic products, fake “biodegradable” retail bags, eating utensils, straws, cups, plates and carryout containers are showing up in retail outlets.
The event was scheduled for April 21 to 24 in Shanghai. New dates will be announced at a later time, announced event organizer Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. today.
Nestlé (Vevey, Switzerland) announced it will invest CHF 2 billion ($2.07 billion) to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.
Ampacet’s (Tarrytown, NY) Revive masterbatch additive permits post-consumer and -industrial plastic waste to be reprocessed back into the polyolefin recycling stream.
The American Plastic Bag Alliance, newly renamed the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, commits to using 20% recycled content in retail shopping bags by 2025.