New York City Starts Recycling All Rigid Plastics

New York City Starts Recycling All Rigid Plastics

NEW YORK, New York, April 25, 2013 (ENS) – New York City’s recycling program expanded today to allow for the first time the recycling of all rigid plastics, including toys, hangers, shampoo bottles, coffee cups and food containers. “Starting today, if it’s a rigid plastic – any rigid plastic – recycle it,” said Mayor Michael […]

Global Alliance to Advance Plant-Based Packaging

Global Alliance to Advance Plant-Based Packaging

BioBased Packaging | Plastic Bag Ban Report Atlanta, GA, June 5, 2012 (PBBR) – Five global companies have jointly agreed to form an alliance for the purpose of accelerating the development and use of 100% plant-based PET materials and fiber to create biobased packaging of their products. The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company, H.J. Heinz […]

Turning Green Plants Into Greener Plastics

Turning Green Plants Into Greener Plastics

Green Plastics | Plastic Bag Ban Report NEWARK, Delaware, May 3, 2012 (ENS) – A team of chemical engineers has discovered a new way to make plastic bottles and food packaging from plants rather than from petroleum. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Delaware announced Monday that they have developed […]

Plastic Bag Ban Report Expands Coverage

Plastic Bag Ban Report Expands Coverage

New Sections For two years, PBBR has covered plastic bag bans and related stories across the globe. As we begin our third year, we are expanding coverage to include other environmental issues. We have added three new sections to the site: Ocean Debris, Polystyrene, and Environment. We feel that, with expanded coverage, we can better […]