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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Canyon Plastics, Inc. to resolve federal Clean Water Act violations. The company has corrected the deficiencies found at its facility in Valencia, California, and obtained a stormwater permit.

The Carolinas Plastics Recycling Council (CPRC) and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) released a jointly produced “Your Bottles Means Jobs (YBMJ)” video.

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Here’s one thing we know: The paper and plastic recycling industries are in a constant state of flux. In a recent report by the American Forest and Paper Association, the U.S. paper recovery rate increased by 1.4 percentage points in 2015 to a record-high 66.8 percent.

Seven new signatories were added to The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, also informally known as the “Joint Declaration” in 2016.

Californians have voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags, the first state in the nation to do so.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced its new name, Plastics Industry Association, PLASTICS for short, and unveiled a new website. PLASTICS, the association’s new identity, builds upon nearly 80 years of a strong history of fostering collaboration among the entire plastics supply chain.