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As it nears its half century mark, the beverage container deposit return system in British Columbia, Canada, remains the elder statesman of global recycling and extended producer responsibility programs, boasting an overall recovery rate of 84.2 percent.

The equivalent of 66 billion PET bottles were collected and recycled in 2014 in Europe, representing 57 percent of bottles and containers.

Canada’s national consumer battery recycling organization, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. and the province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) are working together to divert even more batteries from landfill.

According to a new study of consultancy ecoprog, up to 300 new sorting plants for plastic wastes will be commissioned in Europe by 2025.

Resource efficiency experts WRAP published a new report which has identified key factors that influence local authority recycling performance rates, and which quantifies the degree to which these impact on those rates.

During the EuPC General Assembly in Warsaw, EuPC launched a strategic alliance for polymer supplies in Europe.