American Chemistry Council (Washington, DC) assesses the New Plastics Economy initiative and finds there’s an emphasis on recycling at the expense of packaging functionality and other aspects of sustainability. America’s plastics makers welcome efforts to promote innovation and advance the sustainability of plastics, such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent report, The New Plastics Economy—Catalysing
SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): Legislation proposed in the Illinois Senate would overhaul the state’s electronic waste recycling program, requiring electronics manufacturers to pay for permanent recycling drop-off sites set up by counties. Two amendments introduced Monday to Senate Bill 1417 would amend the state’s Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which established Illinois’ e-waste recycling program
As a form of packaging for PET bottles which does not require any visible secondary shrink film packaging, Nature MultiPack has attracted much attention: The PET bottles are held together by dots of adhesive specially developed and supplied by NMP Systems GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of KHS GmbH (Dortmund, Germany). Nature MultiPack
Startups are turning plastic waste in developing countries into filament for 3D printers while employing local waste pickers When Sidhant Pai visited a local rubbish dump in his home city of Pune, India, he was struck by the size and intensity of the operation. Large black crows swooping overhead, roaming pigs, overwhelming odours and groups
Plastics and packaging are nearly synonymous. Packaging of all types from food and beverage to consumer goods to durables makes use of plastics because of its durability, consumer friendliness, sustainability and recyclability into myriad new products. plastic packagingPET is one of the primary materials used for packaging, and the PET packaging marketing is forecast to
How big is a 500-pound bag of bottle caps collected for recycling? Taller than the people who filled the bags. Recyclers from area schools and other sources delivered more than two tons of plastic bottle caps to staff members at the Shelby County Recycling District Friday. The effort was part of the district’s plastic
Plastipak Packaging, a leading global manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging as well as virgin and recycled plastic resin, has announced the completed the acquisition of the business assets of Evolve Polymers Ltd. Evolve is one of Europe’s leading plastics recyclers, based in Hemswell Cliff, United Kingdom. The business will begin operating immediately under Plastipak’s ownership.
California voters who oppose the death penalty and those who want to challenge the plastic bag industry may accidentally cast ballots against their views. 40 percent of likely voters who called themselves “anti-death penalty” in a new Capitol Weekly survey also favored Proposition 66. That measure would look to hasten executions. More than 90 percent