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Nestlé Waters North America, a beverage manufacturer, has begun adding the clear and consistent How2Recyle instruction to the labels on half-liter bottles of all its major U.S. brands. This includes its purified water brand Nestlé® Pure Life® as well as its regional spring water brands, Poland Spring®, Deer Park®, Ice Mountain®, Zephyrhills®, Ozarka® and Arrowhead®.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) launched a sustainability advisory board, which will include members who represent the association’s key councils and committees.

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz (CD5) and Bob Blumenfield (CD3) introduced a motion calling on the City of Los Angeles to take the lead after SB-705 (Allen) proposed state ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam food containers (more commonly known as Styrofoam) stalled. Councilmembers Curren Price and Mike Bonin seconded the motion that asks for the Department of Sanitation to provide a feasibility study of banning polystyrene foam from the city.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

In its quest to make Ziploc® brand bags recyclable from curbside bins, and avoid millions of pounds of plastic from ending up in landfills, SC Johnson has reached a milestone in that effort – successfully converting flexible film that includes grocery store and Ziploc brand bags collected from curbside bins into full-size garbage bags.

The Dow Chemical Company has teamed up with Keep America Beautiful to award two $50,000 grants for organizations to establish Hefty® EnergyBag™ programs in their communities.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with two Southern California plastic product manufacturers to resolve federal Clean Water Act violations. Both companies have corrected the deficiencies and have returned to compliance.