Created 04/26/2012 - 11:19
RTI International and the American Chemistry Council's Plastics Division have released a new report showing the benefits of plastics-to-fuel conversion technologies versus waste-to-energy or landfill disposal. Titled Environmental and Economic Analysis of Emerging Plastics Conversion Technologies , the report examined 41 conversion technology facilities in North America that accept MSW or unrecyclable plastics.
A California legislator is sounding the alarm on reusable bags. Tony Strickland, a Southern California Republican, has sponsored a bill that would require that a warning label be put on reusable bags that states that the totes must be cleaned and disinfected between use to avoid cancer, birth defects and other maladies.
Vermont may soon expand its bottle bill. Two bills — H 504 and H 727 — have been introduced this session which would expand the state's container deposit law to include plastic water bottles.
Representatives from the American Progressive Bag Alliance testified before the Illinois General Assembly's Environmental Health Committee yesterday in favor of SB 3442 , which would require bag and film manufacturers to register with the state, pay annual fees and develop a recycling plan for single-use plastic bags.
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