According to a report, Plastics – The Facts 2015, released from PlasticsEurope, EU 28+2 recycled 6.3m tonnes, 39.5 percent, of its 15.9m tonnes plastic packaging waste in 2014, easily surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5 percent. PlasticsEurope and EPRO, with assistance from Consultic GmbH have collected the data presented in this report.
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a formal position paper against biodegradability additives for petroleum-based plastics, which are marketed as enhancing the sustainability of plastic by rendering the material biodegradable.
Restaurant Action Alliance, Dart Container Corporation and New York City’s restaurant owners applaud the decision to deny motion to reinstate the foam ban.
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has released a new infographic setting the record straight about landfill space and environmental footprint of PET plastic bottled water containers.
The McKinsey Center for Business and Environment recently collaborated on a report with the Ocean Conservancy called Stemming the Tide: Land-based Strategies for a Plastic Free Ocean.
Plastic bottle recycling grew by 97 million pounds in 2014, increasing 3.3 percent, to top 3 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC).