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      What Policies Can Help Improve Plastics Recycling?

      Lots of questions. At last month’s (virtual) Plastics Recycling Conference, I participated on a panel that discussed  public policies that could enable more plastics recycling.  After last year’s (non-virtual)...

      Advanced Plastics Recycling and the Air We Breathe

      I’ve written about the promise of advanced recycling a lot on this blog. These technologies take a raw material – in this case, used plastics with their inherent hydrocarbon/energy...

      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...