Natural enzymes revolutionize plastic recycling

At the beginning of the noughties, it was thought that certain polymers such as polyester and especially polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were not degradable at all, says environmental biotechnologist Dr. Doris Ribitsch from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna. She conducts research at the Institute forContinue Reading

TerraCycle logo

The lawsuit alleges TerraCycle is enabling brand owners to mislead the public on the recyclability of their products. | photo_gonzo / Shutterstock A nonprofit environmental organization is suing TerraCycle and several major brands, saying the companies are misleading consumers about the recyclability of their products through mail-in collection programs. TerraCycle’sContinue Reading

Cargo container ship at port.

The head of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries says the group has worked closely with officials in countries around the world to ensure that exported materials meet high quality thresholds. | peresanz / Shutterstock It is rare that I get the opportunity to thank Jim Puckett, but I need toContinue Reading

Global Plastic Recycling Market to Reach $47.3 Billion by 2026

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled “Plastic Recycling – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics”. The report presents fresh perspectives on opportunities and challenges in a significantly transformed postContinue Reading

PET bottles for recycling

The author makes the case that user incentives must be a part of wider strategies to boost plastics recovery. | Thomas Bethge / Shutterstock My stomping grounds of Miami-Dade County boasted a whole 1% recycling rate for PET in 2019. Saying that there is work to be done in theContinue Reading