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Published: 7/12/2018

Starbucks, Hyatt and Other Major Companies to Eliminate Plastics Straws
Straws are another example of the current laser focus on single-use products, just like the plastic bag.

Published: 7/6/2018

Ocean Plastic 3D-Printed Prosthetic Limbs
New initiative takes reclaimed ocean plastic and uses it to 3D print custom prosthetic limbs for children.

Published: 6/14/2018

G7 Summit: Leaders Agree to Ocean Plastics Charter
Five countries of the G7 group—excluding the U.S. and Japan—endorsed a plastics charter on ocean pollution.

Published: 6/1/2018

Windmoeller & Hoelscher and Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful Team up For Litter Clean-up Day
In under two hours, the group of 10 collected more than 20 bags of garbage, including cans, bottles and wrappers.

Published: 5/29/2018

Dole’s Recycling Joint Venture In Costa Rica Celebrates 25 Years
This is a rare example of a recycling company that is completely vertically integrated within an industry that generates the waste.

Published: 5/7/2018

Researchers at CSU Discover A New Recyclable Polymer
New “infinitely” recyclable plastic points towards future-generation polymers that not only are chemically recyclable, but also exhibit robust practical properties.

Published: 4/26/2018

Highlights From The Earth Day Twitter Chat
Last week, Plastics Technology participated in a pre-Earth Day Twitter chat with Jeff Wooster of Dow Chemical, Kim Holmes of PLASTICS, Envision Plastics and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Published: 4/19/2018

Researchers Discover Plastic-Eating Enzyme
The team’s goal is to use their findings to continue to improve the new enzymes to break down these plastics, but in a fraction of the time.

Published: 4/13/2018

Join The PLASTICS Earth Day Twitter Chat
PLASTICS Earth Day Twitter Chat is hosted by @PLASTICS_US and takes place on Wednesday, April 18 at 11 AM EST.

Published: 4/11/2018

New Technology Converts PET Waste To Virgin-Grade Material
Start-up company Ioniqa has developed a proprietary technology that is reportedly able to convert any PET waste back into transparent virgin grade material.