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Circular Economy for Plastics is Essential for Sustainability

WASHINGTON – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is grateful the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing today titled “The Circular Economy as a Concept for Creating a More Sustainable Future.” ACC supports Congres … Read More…

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Partnership to pursue battery recycling standards

A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory and an industry association that represents battery manufacturers will collaborate to draft the first recycling standards for lithium-ion batteries. Argonne National Laboratory signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). …

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Procuring sustainable coffee cups presents a blend of challenges

Increased global demand and recycling setbacks during the pandemic point to the need for better systems within the supply chain. … Read More…

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How SB 1383 Compliance Affects California Grocers

The Earth's core temperature has risen steadily since the 1950s with no end in sight unless the human influence on the global climate is reduced significantly in the next decade. California's SB 1383 focuses on organic waste diversion, aiming t Read …

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TOMRA Celebrates Opening a New Flake Sorting Test Center

On September 22, 2021, TOMRA Recycling officially opened its new flake sorting Test Center, where the company will develop new applications and solutions in the fields of polyolefins (PO) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) flake sorting while simul … Read More…

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Stakeholders talk recycling fixes before Congress – Resource Recycling

U.S. Senators last week heard about how stronger end-market demand, state support for materials recovery, technology advancements and more can strengthen the U.S. recycling system. Legislators on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works convened the hearing in light …

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California data shows PCR backsliding among major brands – Plastics Recycling Update

The clock is ticking on California’s law mandating recycled plastic in drink bottles, and some beverage producers still have a long way to go, newly released data reveals. California officials posted plastic usage reports showing that some major beverage producers, …

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Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Tackle Plastic Pollution, Promote a More Sustainable & Renewable Economy and Protect Californians from Toxic Chemicals | California Governor

  Governor signs SB 343 banning the use of misleading recycling labels, additional measures to reduce single-use trash pollution and support recycling goals AB 652 bans the use of toxic PFASs in… Source: Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Tackle Plastic …

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Digging into Single-use Plastic Legislation in California

Two billss related to single-use plastics — AB 1276 and AB 962 — have passed the California assembly and are now on Governor Newsom’s desk for consideration. AB 1276 is designed to reduce plastic pollution from single-use food and beverage …

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REDUCE Act receives support from environmental groups, while plastics industry voices concern

The legislation would set a fee on virgin plastic to incentivize recycling. … Read More…