The vote creates a system that could have a major impact on plastic packaging, setting a 65 percent recycling rate target and requiring companies to pay $500 million a year into an environmental cleanup fund.
While some plastic items in the health care industry can be recycled, medical systems overwhelmed by the pandemic and facing staff shortages simply lack the time or ability to embrace circular economy efforts.
The NextLoopp project, a global multi-participant effort aimed at the development of mechanically recycled food-grade polypropylene, has successfully completed the first full-scale packaging production trials using its PPristine food-grade resins.
At the Plastics Recycling Show Europe which took place this week in Amsterdam, Erema CEO Manfred Hackl announced that Erema had acquired a 19.8 % share in a young Austrian start-up called Plasticpreneur.
Canada's government is going ahead with a long-discussed, legally enforceable ban on the manufacture and sale of six types of single-use plastics and is considering tighter rules on using the chasing arrows symbol.