Our top stories from July 2021 – Plastics Recycling Update

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Last month readers were drawn to news about the ACC’s call to Congress for a recycled-content mandate in packaging. | Natallia Boroda / Shutterstock

Readers were drawn to a story about the plastics industry’s push for federal legislation, in addition to articles about the plastic waste crisis, recyclable labels and more.

The list below shows our top stories published in July in terms of unique page views.

1 | ACC calls for 30% recycled content mandate in packaging
A major industry group is urging Congress to adopt a national recycled plastic standard, facilitate “rapid scaling” of the chemical recycling sector, and more.

2 | Academic journal devotes issue to ‘plastics dilemma’
Science Magazine has published a special edition covering various facets of the global plastic pollution problem. Articles touch on efforts to reduce the amount of material ending up in the environment as well as advancements (and shortcomings) in recycling.

3 | PET shrink label products meet recyclability guidelines
The Association of Plastic Recyclers has recognized three shrink label innovations for their compatibility with PET recycling processes.

4 | California report sparks debate over PP collection
A government-convened commission of California recycling stakeholders has outlined steps to boost markets and cut contamination. But the group’s report also leaves polypropylene off a key initial list of accepted materials, drawing quick pushback from national associations.

5 | Keurig Dr Pepper now at 2% PCR in plastic packaging
A major brand owner has significantly increased its recycled plastic use in recent years. But the company still has a ways to go to hit its 2025 goal of 25% post-consumer resin use.

Bruno Folcieri
AMUT - Patented Technology for PET, HDPE and LDPE Recycling

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