October’s notable recycling headlines covered a range of market and policy trends spanning federal actions and local and national plastics updates. You can catch up on them below.
PET prices continued to fall amid questions of how the shifting economy could impact the ability of brands to meet recycled content commitments. At the same time, major brands called for access to 800,000 metric tons of plastic produced from chemical recycling to meet those same commitments. Meanwhile, Thailand is making plans to ban plastic scrap exports in 2025.
Recyclers are calling on the U.S. EPA to standardize recycling bin labels to reduce consumer confusion. The EPA is also planning to reevaluate its waste hierarchy in coming months.
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