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This new recycling plant uses steam to recycle "unrecyclable" plastic

The new British plant will break down the chemical bonds in plastic so they can be reconstituted, processing 80,000 pounds of plastic waste a year.
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Scientists find microplastics in Edmonton’s sole source of drinking water

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Uganda: Turning trash into COVID masks for the hearing-impaired

When entrepreneur Juliet Namujju realized COVID masks were preventing her hearing-impaired staff from lip-reading, she resolved to find another enterprising use for Uganda's mountains of plastic waste.
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Why ‘the world's largest recycling plant' won't solve the plastics crisis

Big brands are betting on a silver bullet solution to the world’s plastics pollution mess.
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Fixing plastic collection seen as vital to success of chemical recycling

Two billion people worldwide do not have access to proper waste collection services, leading to ever-growing plastic pollution in oceans and waterways, particularly in the global south.
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Recycling isn't enough — the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

As much as 53 million tonnes of plastic waste could spill into the world's rivers, lakes and oceans by 2030 — even if countries meet their commitments.
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'A stadium-full': NZ will send 4500 tonnes of plastic into the environment this year - study

NZ will this year send 4500 tonnes of plastic into the environment, stark analysis shows.
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Timberland's products will be fully circular by 2030

It’s part of the company’s plan to not just minimize its environmental harm, but to have a net positive environmental impact.
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$100 million recycling plant planned for Erie

International Recycling Group, a New York City-based startup, plans to announce this week a $100 million investment to build what it describes as the world's largest plastics recycling facility in Erie.

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Pittsburgh-based start up creates a smart way to recycle

A Pittsburgh-based startup is using technology to revolutionize the recycling industry. RoadRunner Recycling uses software designed to help businesses.

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Takataka Plastics turns plastic waste into COVID face shields

Takataka Plastics is trying to build a local market for recycling—and has quickly pivoted to pandemic response.
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The recycling dilemma: Good plastic, bad plastic?

The best plastic is the kind that is never generated in the first place, the second best is recycled.

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What actually happens when you recycle

There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands.

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Less than 10% of all plastic trash has been recycled. Is this the breakthrough we’ve been waiting for?

A process known as chemical recycling offers a promising way to turn used products into new ones with a minimum of waste.

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