News and Media Archives June 2013

June 27, 2013 – Plastics News

NC Governor Signs Degradable Plastic Label Law

Attempting to keep the plastic recycling stream clean, lawmakers in North Carolina have passed a measure to force manufacturers of degradable plastics to have the items clearly marked as such.

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June 20, 2013 – Plastics Recycling Update

Film Recycling Groups Organize

Film recycling is emerging as a major area of interest for the plastics recycling industry, with several groups mobilizing around the topic. At last week's meeting of the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers, members were briefed on an effort to push film recovery higher.

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June 20, 2013 – Christian Science Monitor

China Puts up a Green Wall to US Trash

Have you ever wondered what happens to the soda can that you toss into a recycling bin?
Chances are high that it ends up in China – like 75 percent of the aluminum scrap that the United States exports. Or 60 percent of its scrap paper exports. Or 50 percent of its plastic.

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