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Plastic recycling labelling confusing and inconsistent, report says

A new report on recycling and sustainability labelling on plastic packaging has found only 17% of assessed labels give consumers quality information to make informed recycling and purchasing decisions.

Dunkin’ Donuts completes global transition from EPS to paper cups

The restaurant chain's move from polystyrene foam cups to paper cups was first announced two years ago.

Plastics Pipe Institute announces winners of annual project awards

PPI handed out awards to the winners of its annual Project of the Year competition in five categories during its annual meeting, and also named new Members of the Year. » Read More

COVID-19 is crippling plastics recycling industry, EU group says

Coronavirus shutdown impacts have converged with low virgin plastic prices to create significant struggles for European plastics reclaimers, according to the Plastics Recyclers Europe trade association. » Read More
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MIT engineers use conducting polymers to 3D-print soft and flexible brain implants

These softer brain electrodes are meant to replace traditional implants made from metal and other rigid materials that can cause inflammation and scarring in the brain. » Read More
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Scientists discover first known bacterium that can feed on polyurethane

Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ in Germany have discovered a bacterium that shows potential for recycling polyurethane plastics, which are typically difficult to recycle. » Read More
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