Nohra Padilla said during a side event at the Paris treaty talks that she began working in a landfill, picking out plastic and other waste to sell, when she was 7 years old.
Nominations are open for Women Breaking the Mold 2023; Amcor goes solar in Colombia; a Senate leader on recycling sets his retirement.
The next round of plastics treaty talks begin Monday in Paris, and Plastics News will be there.
Evco Plastics works with University of Wisconsin-Stout students; connecting plastics, sports and the Beatles; free 3D printers to support manufacturers.
The impact of a federal default, repackaging Kraft Singles and riding on recycled plastics at the Indy 500.
Used well, companies can convert social media shares into free advertising. Highlighting employees and work-related perks can help attract talent. Use it poorly, and you can turn off that same talent or those same customers.
One big PET recycler in Europe is closing a plant, saying the business model doesn't make sense. Another is investing $37 million in a brand new plant, seeing good opportunities for growth.
American Seating, a maker of metal, plastic and textile seats for buses and light rail, has more than 130 years of history, including a link to a major event in civil rights.
Greenpeace adds some high profile names to its push for a stronger plastics treaty, the Smart car gets another life as an EV and Loliware adds injection molding for its seaweed-based material.
Problems starting up Shell's new PE facility in Pennsylvania may disrupt planned resin supply, meaning prices may be affected.