Loop Industries Inc. (Montreal, QC, Canada) has developed a technology that decouples plastic from fossil fuels by depolymerizing waste polyester plastic into its base building blocks, which are then re-polymerized to create virgin-quality polyester.
It was only a matter of time before environmental activists caught on that paper cups aren’t all that green—they are lined with wax or polyethylene in order to hold hot or cold liquids, which makes them non-recyclable.
British Plastics Federation cautions against requiring a specific level of recycled content in packaging products until there are assurances that the recycling infrastructure can meet demand.
Almost 300 organizations representing approximately 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally, including Amcor and Coca-Cola, have agreed to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source.
From a new kind of liquid-containing resealable pouch to “stealth” wraps and first-of-a-kind refill bottles for ecommerce and more, plastics played a prominent role at October’s international packaging exhibition.
The German maker of high-pressure cleaning systems switched to Technyl 4earth recycled PA6.6 from Solvay Performance Polyamides (Lyon, France) to mold part of its product line.
NextWave Plastics seeks to build a cross-industry consortium of companies collaborating in an open-source and transparent fashion to create the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains.
The data provide keys to how communities can improve the quality of recyclate in the wake of China’s ban on imported recyclable material.