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      The Year of Advanced Plastics Recycling (And Watch the Video)

      Prediction time. Based on the momentum building over the past three years, I predict that 2021 will mark a significant turning point for advanced plastics recycling. Interest in advanced...

      Policies to Modernize Plastics Recycling End 2020 on a High Note

      2020 ended on a couple high notes for plastics recycling. One at the state level and another at the federal level. In the run-up to Thanksgiving, Pennsylvania Governor Tom...

      Making a Difference for Polypropylene Recycling

      Polypropylene (PP) is a widely-used food packaging material—think yogurt cups, coffee pods, butter and sour cream tubs, and some food service takeout containers—for which there is growing demand for...

      New Dollars and Sense for Recycling

      Recycling has faced strong headwinds over the past few years. China announced its National Sword policy restricting imports of recyclables in 2017, and other Southeast Asian countries following suit...


      To All Our Essential Sanitation and Recycling Professionals: Thank You

      In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us are working from home, many American workers who are part of “essential” industries continue to go to their...