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China reiterates total ban and tries to define ‘solid waste’ – Resource Recycling News – Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling

Chinese officials doubled down on plans to ban virtually all recovered material imports by the end of the year, despite opposition from U.S. interests. Even as the country issued recovered fiber import permits last week, Chinese environment ministry officials made …Continue Reading→ Source: China reiterates total ban and tries to define ‘solid waste’ – Resource […]

Source: China reiterates total ban and tries to define ‘solid waste’ – Resource Recycling News – Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling

Plastic’s carbon footprint: Researchers conduct first global assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from plastics — ScienceDaily

From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing about the outsized effect plastic has on the world’s oceans. However, its effect on the air is far less obvious. Plastic production, use, and disposal all emit prodigious amounts of greenhouse gasses, but scientists haven’t had a firm grasp on the scope.

Source: Plastic’s carbon footprint: Researchers conduct first global assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from plastics — ScienceDaily

Study details ‘transformational’ tech in plastics recycling – Resource Recycling News

At least 60 organizations are working to scale up depolymerization, pyrolysis and other emerging plastic processing methods. The North American market for the resulting products could top $100 billion annually. Those statistics come from “Accelerating Circular Supply Chains for Plastics,” …Continue Reading→

Source: Study details ‘transformational’ tech in plastics recycling – Resource Recycling News

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