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July 10, 2020 - Plastics in Packaging, Waste Today, Waste Advantage, PETnology

 

July 10, 2020 - Plastics in Packaging, Waste Today, Waste Advantage, PETnology

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Group study launched into PET thermoform recycling

A group organized by the Foodservice Packaging Institute seeks to define the most cost-effective and practical ways to recover this material.

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July 8, 2020 - Waste Dive, Waste Advantage, Packaging Gateway, Plastics News, PR Newswire, Waste Today, Waste360, WENY News, PU Daily, Daily Green World, NS Packaging, Plastics Technology, Polymerupdate

 

July 8, 2020 - Waste Dive, Waste Advantage, Packaging Gateway, Plastics News, PR Newswire, Waste Today, Waste360, WENY News, PU Daily, Daily Green World, NS Packaging, Plastics Technology, Polymerupdate

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The Recycling Partnership launches polypropylene recycling group with $35M funding target

The nonprofit and others are calling for greater investment to capture and sort #5 plastics, with a new RFP for MRF funding. Booming virgin production may still make this a challenging proposition.

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July 8, 2020 - Plastics News

 

July 8, 2020 - Plastics News

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New group eyes increase in PP packaging recycling with $35M in funding

The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, a new industry group that aims to improve recycling of PP packaging, is pledging $35 million over five years to help recover more material and develop end markets.

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July 7, 2020 - Waste360

 

July 7, 2020 - Waste360

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MRFs & Brands Working Together to Design Packaging for Recycling

How recyclable a package is depends on its design. And between new innovations in some of these designs and a spike in sheer volumes of these spent products, materials recovery facilities (MRF) are hard pressed to manage what comes into their plants.

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June 29, 2020 - Packaging Insights

 

June 29, 2020 - Packaging Insights

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Landmark US pilot program paves way for flexible plastics recycling

Materials Recovery For the Future’s (MRFF) pilot program in Pennsylvania, US, has published a research report demonstrating the successful collection, separation and preparation for the recycling of flexible plastic packaging (FPP).

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June 25, 2020 - Packaging Impressions, Label & Narrow Web

 

June 25, 2020 - Packaging Impressions, Label & Narrow Web

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Multi-Plastics Launches New 100% Recyclable PET Shrink Films

This innovative line of 100% recyclable PET shrink films allows printed sleeves to recycle with the bottle, keeping plastics out of the landfill and providing the environmental stewardship brand owners require.

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June 25, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, Polymerupdate, NS Packaging, Label & Narrow Web, Unipack.Ru, Special Chem, Packaging Guruji

 

June 25, 2020 - Labels & Labeling, Polymerupdate, NS Packaging, Label & Narrow Web, Unipack.Ru, Special Chem, Packaging Guruji

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UPM Raflatac has launched RW85C, new wash-off label materials for PET containers

The SmartCircle RW85C range is recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), as meeting or exceeding its Critical Guidance testing requirements.

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June 23, 2020 - Plastics Today

 

June 23, 2020 - Plastics Today

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World's First Bottled Water Launched with 100% Certified Ocean-Bound Plastic

Using up to five ocean-rescued plastic bottles to produce every 1L bottle of ZenWTR, the company will rescue up to 70 million plastic water bottles from the ocean in 2020.

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June 23, 2020 - Resource Recycling

 

June 23, 2020 - Resource Recycling

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What industry learned from flexible film recycling effort

A multi-stakeholder project was able to hit some goals separating flexible plastic packaging from other recyclables at a MRF. But backers also reported significant hurdles moving material downstream cost-effectively.

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June 22, 2020 - Plastics News

 

June 22, 2020 - Plastics News

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Flexible plastic recycling trial reports success, but notes ‘anemic' markets

A pilot project to recycle flexible plastic packaging says it's finding success proving that bags and other thin-film materials that bedevil curbside programs can find a way to be reused, but it's also noting major economic hurdles like an "anemic" market to overcome.

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June 17, 2020 - Packaging World

 

June 17, 2020 - Packaging World

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Proposed U.S. Legislation Puts Focus on Plastic Waste Reduction, Recycling

Key components include improving the global competitiveness of the U.S. plastics recycling industry, U.S. leadership in waste reduction and recycling research and in standards development, and an investment of $85M in 2021.

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June 17, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

June 17, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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The takeaways from over a year of flexible film sortation

A multi-stakeholder project was able to hit some goals separating flexible plastic packaging from other recyclables at a MRF. But backers also reported significant hurdles moving material downstream cost-effectively.

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June 17, 2020 - Waste Dive

 

June 17, 2020 - Waste Dive

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Senate hearing revives federal recycling discussion with little consensus

Recycling re-emerged as a focus area for Congress on Wednesday during a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing.

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June 17, 2020 - Recycling Product News

 

June 17, 2020 - Recycling Product News

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Plastic resin production expected to decline by about 10% through 2020 due to impacts of coronavirus

ISRI virtual plastics spotlight examines effect of COVID-19 on producers and recyclers

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APR Press Release: APR Applauds Senate EPW Committee Hearing on Recycling; Urges Congress to Bolster Infrastructure and Demand for Recycled Content

 

June 17, 2020 - APR Press Release

APR Applauds Senate EPW Committee Hearing on Recycling; Urges Congress to Bolster Infrastructure and Demand for Recycled Content

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), The Voice of Plastic Recycling®, applauds the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for holding an important hearing today on “Responding to the Challenges Facing Recycling in the United States.” APR members, who represent every link of the plastics industry supply chain, work every day to strengthen the circular economy and create a more sustainable, less wasteful world. 

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June 16, 2020 - PR Newswire, Caelus Green Room

 

June 16, 2020 - PR Newswire, Caelus Green Room

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Nation's First Pilot Project Recycling Flexible Plastic Packaging Yields Successful Results

Materials Recovery For the Future's (MRFF) pilot program in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, is a replicable model for other communities

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June 11, 2020 - Recycling Today

 

June 11, 2020 - Recycling Today

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EPA hosts webinar to discuss stimulating recycling markets and creating demand

During a webinar hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency June 10, five speakers shared their insights on the ways to stimulate and advance a more circular economy.

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June 11, 2020 - Plastics News

 

June 11, 2020 - Plastics News

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Plastic recyclers say suspending California bag ban ‘evaporated' film market

When California suspended its plastic bag ban in late April, recyclers took an unexpected hit.

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June 10, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

 

June 10, 2020 - Plastics Recycling Update

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Assessments help plastic end users gauge recyclability

A European trade association has published step-by-step guides allowing packaging producers to rate the recyclability of their products and receive a certification.

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June 8, 2020 - New Hope Network

 

June 8, 2020 - New Hope Network

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Recycling explained: Designing packaging for recyclability

Foundational knowledge in recycling programs and infrastructure is crucial to the pursuit of sustainable packaging.

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