U.S. recyclers are willing to do their part to increase recycling rates, but they are currently constrained by available supplies, according to the Association of Plastic Recyclers.
An industry group has challenged Canada's single-use plastics ban in court, arguing that the government hasn't shown products like bags and foodware meet the definition of toxic that it's using to regulate them.
The California legislature is strongly considering a bill that would reduce the amount of single-use plastic packaging for online retail shipped into the state. It would be the first state in the U.S. to do so.
As Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, puts it, our current economy is based on the belief that we can extract resources boundlessly, use them inefficiently, and discard them wantonly, drawing from the planet more than it can regenerate and polluting more than we can clean up.
DuPont Mobility & Materials has further extended its TPC-ET elastomer product family Hytrel with additional sustainable grades, the company said.
As the pressure on companies to reduce and report their greenhouse gas emissions rises, new partnerships are being established between manufacturing and climate tech companies in order to achieve this.
The pilot project launched by PepsiCo in February of this year, in which the food and beverage giant aimed to manufacture 830 ecological pallets for use in two of the company's logistics centres, has apparently been a major success.
Great Wrap aims to open a micro plant in California followed by a scale-up facility in the Pacific Northwest.
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