Monthly Archives: November 2020

US EPA Releases Draft National Recycling Strategy for Comment

US EPA recently released its draft National Recycling Strategy (Draft Strategy) as part of its broader “America Recycles” program that aims to increase the amount of paper, plastic and metal recycled in the country. While the Draft Strategy sets sweeping goals to grow domestic recycling capacity and improve markets for recycled materials, it offers little in

By |2020-11-19T17:10:02+00:00November 19th, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on US EPA Releases Draft National Recycling Strategy for Comment

Sequoia-backed recycling robot maker AMP Robotics gets its largest purchase order

AMP Robotics, the manufacturer of robotic recycling systems, has received its largest purchase order from the publicly traded North American waste handling company Waste Connections. The order, for 24 machine learning-enabled robotic recycling systems, will be used on container, fiber and residue lines across numerous materials recovery facilities, the company said. The AMP technology can

By |2020-11-18T17:12:43+00:00November 18th, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on Sequoia-backed recycling robot maker AMP Robotics gets its largest purchase order

Household Cleaning Is Serious Business

Bennett: At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) activated the Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance. Under this Guidance, companies provided the Agency with existing data to show that their products were effective against a harder-to-kill virus. This helped the EPA identify disinfectant products that could be used against SARS-CoV-2, the strain

By |2020-11-17T17:03:37+00:00November 17th, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on Household Cleaning Is Serious Business

Aerosol Packaging Market Analysis Highlights the Impact of COVID-19, 2020-2024 | Increasing Demand for Aerosol Packaging in Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry to Augment Growth | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has been monitoring the aerosol packaging market and it is poised to grow by $ 12.18 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.  Read more

By |2020-11-16T17:07:28+00:00November 16th, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on Aerosol Packaging Market Analysis Highlights the Impact of COVID-19, 2020-2024 | Increasing Demand for Aerosol Packaging in Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry to Augment Growth | Technavio

U.S. vehicle travel fell 8.6% in Sept, lowest drop since pandemic start

WASHINGTON — U.S. motorists drove 8.6% fewer miles in September, marking the smallest monthly decline since the coronavirus pandemic forced millions of Americans to begin working from home in March. The Federal Highway Administration said on Friday road travel fell by 23.4 billion vehicle miles in September, but it was up 2.8% over August and

By |2020-11-16T17:02:07+00:00November 16th, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on U.S. vehicle travel fell 8.6% in Sept, lowest drop since pandemic start

Biodegradable plastics from palm oil waste

A biodegradable film made from waste from the palm oil industry could be used for food packaging Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental concern of the twenty-first century. So is the palm oil industry, which is linked to widespread deforestation and habitat destruction. Research published in Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry may be

By |2020-11-11T17:07:13+00:00November 11th, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on Biodegradable plastics from palm oil waste

Coca-Cola unveils first paper bottle prototype

The FINANCIAL -- Coca-Cola is partnering with Danish startup Paboco to develop a 100% paper bottle. “Our vision is to create a paper bottle than can be recycled like any other type of paper, and this prototype is the first step on the way to achieving this,” says Stijn Franssen, R&D packaging innovation manager, Coca-Cola

By |2020-11-10T18:24:33+00:00November 10th, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on Coca-Cola unveils first paper bottle prototype

‘Tremendous upheaval’: Recycling costs skyrocket as global demand tumbles

Municipalities are discovering a recycling market in crisis as they solicit contract bids from haulers for the first time in years. Last month, Richland Township supervisors were stunned when they opened a bid from Burgmeier’s Hauling to see a proposed three-year contract total of $615,600. That’s four times the township’s previous contract, supervisors said. Read

By |2020-11-09T16:52:54+00:00November 9th, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on ‘Tremendous upheaval’: Recycling costs skyrocket as global demand tumbles

Aerosol and Pet Food Can Recycling Research Kick Off

“We’re all in this together” often feels like a cliché.  But during a global pandemic, we truly are all in this together. Whether you are a member of HCPA or not, know that the WAIB is partnering with HCPA and other trade associations to spread the word that the aerosol industry is working tirelessly to

By |2020-11-03T19:46:11+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Recent News|Comments Off on Aerosol and Pet Food Can Recycling Research Kick Off