Calgary-based Nova Chemicals recently announced a couple of moves to improve its work in sustainability. One is a deal with Revolution Co. to sell its recycled low density polyethylene and linear low density PE.
In the other, as Frank Esposito writes, Nova has become the technical sponsor of Toward Circularity, an expansion of a pet food packaging recycling program from the Pet Sustainability Coalition.
Currently only about 1 percent of pet food packaging is recycled, according to the coalition, and it needs help to improve those numbers. An estimated 300 million pounds of plastic pet food bags are made in the U.S. each year, but most of those bags are made of multiple types of plastic, making them hard to recycle.
"Long term, we aim to help the pet food industry move to recyclable, monomaterial packaging, but it is imperative that we help increase recycling for the materials that are being produced today," said PSC Sustainability Director Melissa Bauer.