Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a 25-year plan to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste. The British Plastics Federation said that it was “disturbed” by the tone of the speech, which “does not recognize the important benefits that the plastics industry brings to the UK.”
The recent campaign by advocacy group As You Sow pressuring McDonald’s to eliminate the use of polystyrene in its overseas restaurants had a familiar ring to Clare Goldsberry. She consulted her archives and found some interesting historical perspectives.
The American Chemistry Council (Washington, D.C.) presents a look at the present and future of diverting flexible plastic packaging from landfills and shares advice for converters in an exclusive interview.
The fast-food giant phased out the use of polystyrene for hot beverage cups in the United States in 2013, but still uses it in overseas markets where plastic pollution migration into waterways is highest.
“The Design for Recycling award recognizes companies, designers, and manufacturers with clearly established mindsets that stand above others when producing products that can be recycled both safely and efficiently,” said ISRI President Robin Wiener.