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Dunkin' Donuts looking at PP to replace foam cups


September 19, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Dunkin' Donuts is testing a new polypropylene coffee cup that the company believes could help boost recycling.

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Study: 75 percent of Australia's ocean debris is plastic


September 18, 2014 7:48 pm ET

About 75 percent of the trash found in the waters off Australia's beaches is plastic, with most of that coming from local sources rather than sea-borne debris drifting in, according to a Sept. 15 study from scientists and the social investment arm...

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P&G removing PE microbeads from its Crest brand toothpaste


September 18, 2014 1:57 pm ET

After months of prodding, Procter & Gamble Co., the makers of Crest brand toothpastes, say polyethlene microbeads will be completely removed from its dental products by March 2016.

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PET to PET boosts recycling capacity


September 18, 2014 11:14 am ET

PET to PET Recycling Austria GmbH, a bottle-to-bottle PET recycling operation backed by Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling and several beverage manufacturers, has invested 2.3 million euros ($2.9 million) to upgrade its Austrian plant.

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Minnesota receives grant to help develop new bioplastics


September 17, 2014 4:08 pm ET

The University of Minnesota has received a $20 million grant to fund the development of new types of bioplastics.

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ACI expanding in South Carolina


September 17, 2014 12:56 pm ET

Reprocessor and recycler ACI Plastics Inc. is expanding in South Carolina.

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Symphony Environmental defends biodegradable plastics in recycling stream


September 17, 2014 11:47 am ET

Symphony Environmental Technologies plc, one of the world's largest oxo-biodegradable technology companies, has responded to a leading Mexican recycler's comments about the efficiency of oxo-biodegradable technology.

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On-line tool aims to increase recycling through common language


September 17, 2014 12:32 pm ET

A new online tool is out to get everybody speaking the same language when it comes to plastics recycling.

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Tiny plastics swim in Australian waters


September 17, 2014 11:16 am ET

A University of Western Australia marine scientist has found the sea's surface in Australian waters is contaminated by more than 4,000 pieces of tiny plastic per square kilometer.

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NY packaging company aims for zero waste


September 16, 2014 1:36 pm ET

Plastic folding carton maker Diamond Packaging is no longer sending any manufacturing waste to landfills.

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