In a legislative session full of plastics bills, Colorado wrapped up June 8 by banning plastic bags and EPS takeout containers, dropping an alternative pushed by industry, and giving cities the authority to go further.
Brightmark LLC said the facility will turn waste plastics into fuels, plastic feedstocks and waxes, and will be the largest such plant in the world. It did not provide a date for when the $680 million plant would start.
Amazon shareholders voted down a plastics packaging resolution at their annual meeting in late May, but green investment groups are pressing ahead with efforts to get other companies to cut back on virgin plastic.
In response to environmental and sustainability concerns, Gerresheimer has developed the EcoLine. According to the company, the line demonstrates that the full range of plastic packaging solutions supplied by Gerresheimer can be developed and produced sustainably.
GHG emissions from the polypropylene produced by Borealis as part of the company’s Bornewables product range of polyolefins are at least 120% compared to virgin polypropylene, according to a recently completed life-cycle assessment.