Recycling labeling debate primed to heat up nationally

Industry stakeholders say a restrictive labeling rule in California could stymie collection of polypropylene. | Allexxandar / Shutterstock As California regulators gear up to write statewide guidelines for which products are “recyclable,” analysts say the process – spurred by recent legislation – will have national impacts. Senate Bill 343, signedContinue Reading

Sweeping recycling, plastics bills await the green light from Gov. Newsom – Marin Independent Journal

A sweeping package of bills aimed at reducing plastic waste and improving recycling efforts, approved by the Legislature this month, are being celebrated by environmentalists and trash-reduction activists as they await final consideration by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The six bills include a measure that would expand plastic straw restrictions toContinue Reading

TotalEnergies Joins The Recycling Partnership's Polypropylene Recycling Coalition to Increase U.S. Plastic Recovery and Advance the Circular Economy

Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 6:00 AM MST|Updated: 52 minutes ago HOUSTON, Oct. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TotalEnergies Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., an affiliate of broad energy company TotalEnergies (NYSE: TTE), today announces its participation as a funding partner of the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an initiative of The RecyclingContinue Reading

Conveyor belt with plastic on it.

One of the fossil fuel and plastic industries’ favorite “solutions” to the plastic pollution crisis may finally be coming under greater scrutiny from the federal government.  Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, formally announced it was considering tighter regulations for pyrolysis and gasification — controversial processes that areContinue Reading

From recycling to upcycling: smarter way of dealing with plastic

Researchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into valuable nanomaterials and high-quality fuel. Key points New tech produces carbon nanotubes and clean liquid fuel from used plastic Smart solution for upcycling plastic and agricultural waste simultaneously Circular economy approach to help turn twoContinue Reading