The double-walled paper cups that have replaced the polystyrene foam (EPS) cups have a polyethylene liner that serves as a moisture barrier. The liner also makes them difficult, if not impossible, to recycle.
The companies have entered into a joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics.
Amcor partners with sustainably optimized flat wines inventor Garçon Wines to bring lightweight, space-saving 100% recyclable rPET bottles stateside.
University of Chicago project team examines innovations that would help decrease the volume of plastics entering oceans.