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March 4, 2020 - Waste Dive

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New coalition aims to advance polypropylene recycling despite viability questions

As the recycling industry figures out what to do with the mixed plastics it used to send abroad, one resin category is seen as standing the best chance of dodging the landfill. The question now is how much investment it will take for polypropylene #5 to become a larger and more consistent presence in the recycling supply chain.

To ensure that domestic reuse supply chain develops, The Recycling Partnership recently said it plans to start a new group that will bring together manufacturing and recycling stakeholders to solve collection, processing and reuse issues that polypropylene (PP) plastics face in North America. Just last week, the nonprofit also released a joint statement with the Association of Plastic Recyclers, Closed Loop Partners and Sustainable Packaging Coalition saying they "stand by" PP despite recent talk of its recycling challenge

Read the full article from Waste Dive.