As grocery store chains focus on Zero Waste Initiatives, a recently developed economic overview of recycling grocery rigid plastics helps grocers recognize that recycling their bakery, deli and other “behind the counter” rigid plastic containers makes economic sense.
In the last two years, Recycling Reinvented has worked to introduce legislation in several states and commission a cost-benefit study for Minnesota to show how EPR could increasing recycling rates and find cost efficiencies on a statewide level.
The Recycling Committee of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, in a paper titled “Unlocking the EPS Recovery Potential: Technologies Enabling Efficient Collection and Recovery,” offers the industry a glimpse into the various streams of expanded polystyrene (EPS) available for recovery today, and the technologies available to process this material into a valuable feed stream for a growing range of end markets.
Since 2011, Novelis has invested approximately $500 million to expand its recycling network, doubling its recycling capacity to 2.1 million metric tons per year and raising its recycled content from 30% to 46%.
Education-based 'Recycle Rally' empowers students to recycle for the environment and win cash prizes
October 10, 2014
To get more students recycling, PepsiCo announced it is now opening its popular K-12 school Recycle Rally program to schools across the U.S. The program is one of the ways PepsiCo is working to increase recycling to help drive the U.S. beverage container recycling rate to 50% by 2018.
Recent efforts in California, Chicago and New York to ban EPS products such as packing peanuts and foodservice items are being challenged by environmentalists and industry experts who argue that the bans will do more harm than good.
Dow’s 30 day challenge to help people build better recycling habits
July 3, 2014
To inspire people to decrease their environmental footprint and encourage them to participate in local recycling programs, Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics is launching an awareness campaign called Recycle Rally