• CompuCycle’s shredding, cleaning, and sorting system for U.S. e-waste plastics recycling
    on April 8, 2024 at 7:37 pm

    Amid dwindling legal export markets for plastics generated from mixed electronics waste in the U.S., CompuCycle has developed a shredding, cleaning, and sorting system to produce materials that can be recycled domestically.

  • Exploring the Pacific on NOAA Ship Rainier
    on April 4, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    In 2022 and 2023, the NOAA Ship Rainier set course for months-long journeys to the western Pacific Ocean so the researchers on board could fill gaps in our knowledge about waters under U.S. jurisdiction. These two RICHARD (Rainier Integrates Charting Hydrography and Reef Demographics) missions were a collaboration between NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, Coral Reef Conservation Program, Ocean Acidification Program, and NOAA Fisheries. Continue reading →

  • Average recycled content in EU beverage bottles reaches 24 percent
    on March 28, 2024 at 4:40 pm

    2022 was an unprecedented year for the PET and rPET value chains, as shown in the latest PET Market in Europe: State of Play report by Plastics Recyclers Europe, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), Petcore Europe, and ICIS Consulting. Despite extreme uncertainty, figures show advancement in the market. However, the disparities in the collection, sorting, and recycling of PET around Europe will need to be addressed to achieve the EU recycling targets in the mid and long term.

  • U.S. recyclers recovered over 5 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic in 2022
    on March 28, 2024 at 9:02 am

    Recyclers recovered just over five billion pounds of post-consumer plastic for recycling in the United States (U.S.) in 2022 with the vast majority staying in North America to be processed and remanufactured into new products, according to new data released today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), ISRI, and the U.S. Plastics Pact. Prepared and based on surveys conducted by Stina Inc. and the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), the 2022 U.S. Post-consumer Plastic Recycling Data Dashboard details U.S. sourced post-consumer plastic recovered for recycling.

  • Eastman to build second U.S. molecular recycling plant in Texas
    on March 26, 2024 at 6:07 pm

    Eastman has named Longview, Texas as the site for its second U.S. molecular recycling facility.