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Published: 5/23/2017

$1-Million Circular Materials Challenge Aims to Reduce Plastics Pollution
Global innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs are invited to submit new materials solutions to Ellen MacArthur Foundation and NineSigma.

Published: 5/18/2017

VIDEO: The Journey of Cast Away Beach Plastics into New Shampoo Bottles
In a web exclusive report and video, Plastics Technology went directly to a source of P&G’s newest sustainable package: a San Diego beach.

Published: 5/8/2017

Kudos to European PVC Industry Sustainable Development Program
VinylPlus recycled nearly 1.2 billion pounds of PVC in 2016.

Published: 5/3/2017

Kaiser Permanente, Goodwill Partner on Healthcare Plastics Recycling Project
When you find yourself at a hospital or the doctor’s office, most likely the last thing you’re thinking about is how much waste the healthcare field generates (for good reason, health clearly takes priority over work).

Published: 4/26/2017

The Plastic-Eating Caterpillar that Could Halt PE Bag Waste
In today’s weird but true (not fake) news, I’d like to re-introduce you to the caterpillar and the newest mascot for the plastics industry (kidding, kind of).

Published: 4/24/2017

PLASTICS Offers Registration Price Break in Honor of Earth Day
This applicable to registration for the organization’s second annual Re/Focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit.

Published: 4/20/2017

The 100% PCR PP Lush Black Pot—Start of a New PCR Trend?
Chorus of brand owners at recycling conference: “We want PCR.”

Published: 4/14/2017

Study Claims Lightweight Bottles May Impact Recyclability
Wide variation in performance, weight and recyclability in lightweighted bottles is found.

Published: 3/31/2017

New Additive Allows PE and PP to Combine Into New Alloy
One percent of new additive results in mechanically tougher PE/PP alloy and opens up mixed-stream recycling opportunities.

Published: 3/9/2017

VIDEO: Moving Beyond Buzzwords in Recycling
OEMs, brand owners, and retailers, as well as plastics processors, recyclers and equipment suppliers have converged on New Orleans for the annual Plastics Recycling Conference.