News from Basel Action Network, Greystone Logistics and more - Plastics Recycling Update

2022-01-15 09:58:56 By : Ms. Cherry Cherry

Pyrolysis technology company Agilyx and PS producer Toyo Styrene have entered the construction phase of a depolymerization facility in Japan.

Basel Action Network (BAN) reports that 52 non-governmental organizations sent a letter to the chairman of shipping giant COSCO Global to stop exports of plastic waste, in particular to developing countries. 

The Foodservice Packaging Institute awarded a $50,000 grant to support expanded polystyrene recycling in Memphis, Tenn. 

Environmental nonprofit group GreenBlue promoted Karen Hagerman to director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). Now-former director Nina Goodrich will maintain her role as GreenBlue’s executive director and continue to focus on member participation and sustainability actions. 

HDPE reclaimer and plastic pallet manufacturer Greystone Logistics received a $13.5 million purchase order from a nationwide retailer for 100% recycled shipping pallets. 

Plastics producer Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is supplyin g recycled marine plastics to Microsoft for use in a mouse. 

SK geo centric (SKGC) and PureCycle Technologies signed a non-binding head of agreement for a PP recycling plant in Ulsan, South Korea.

Recycled-content laws are a tool for driving post-consumer resin demand. But what if producers are given too many outs, feedstock is in short supply, or the mandates actually result in greater environmental harm?

New Jersey lawmakers approved legislation mandating recycled plastic be used in rigid containers, carryout bags and trash bags. Meanwhile, a West Coast advisory committee has recommended recycled-content requirements for plastic tubs, thermoforms and cups.

Keurig Canada will pay millions of dollars in penalties and alter its coffee pod recyclability claims, as part of a legal settlement with Canadian regulators.

After bankrolling a successful effort to qualify a plastics-fee measure for California’s 2022 general election, hauler and recycling processor Recology has forgiven $2.75 million in loans and will distance itself from the push, according to state records and the company.

Articles about a recyclability labeling lawsuit, reclaimer growth, food-contact PCR constraints and more drew our readers’ attention last month.

As the plastics recycling industry plunges into 2022, it can be useful to set the stage with a look at the biggest trends and developments of the past 12 months.

A group of brand owners that includes McDonald’s, Kimberly-Clark and others increased their use of recycled plastic over the past couple of years, but they’re still not on pace to hit their goals, according to a report.

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