Recycling Must Become A Habit

Recycling Must Become A Habit

Recycle. Plastic. Ocean Debris. Columbus, GA, Jan. 19, 2015 (PolyLaws.org) – These words, Recycle, Plastic, Ocean Debris, are some of the most popular words in our society today. They are spoken a multitude of times each day. They are written about in numerous publications on a daily basis. They are Tweeted too many times to […]

Recycling is Key

Recycling is Key

If all plastic carryout bags were recycled, we wouldn’t need to ban plastic bags. The EPA says that only about 12% of plastic bags are recycled in America. In 2008, 102 billion plastic bags were produced in the United States. At a 12% recycling rate, only 12 billion were recycled. Of the remaining 90 billion […]

Recycling as Convenient as Plastic

Recycling as Convenient as Plastic

Most disposable plastic can be recycled. Few Americans recycle because it is inconvenient. I fully believe that people would put recyclables into recycle bins if there was a recycle bin handy. Trash cans are everywhere you go: at the gas station, convenience store, fast food outlets, at the mall, at the park, on the beach. […]

Chicago’s Bag Ban Is Job Killer Says SPI

Chicago’s Bag Ban Is Job Killer Says SPI

Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 2014 – SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association released a statement today saying that Chicago’s proposed plastic bag ban is a job killer. SPI opposes the partial plastic bag ban which was approved by Chicago City Council’s Environmental Committee last week. The proposed ordinance will be voted on tomorrow, Wed., April […]

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 […]

Illinois Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act

Illinois Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act

Plastic Bag Regulation by Producer Responsibility | Plastic Bag Ban Report A bill in the Illinois State Legislature this session, if passed, would create the Illinois Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act. If the bill becomes law, plastic bag manufacturers would have to meet several requirements in order to do business in the state of […]

‘The Great Recycle’ Debuts in Times Square

‘The Great Recycle’ Debuts in Times Square

NEW YORK, New York, April 25, 2012 (ENS) – In support of New York City’s pledge to double recycle efforts by 2017, a national crowd-source recycling initiative, The Great Recycle, will open in Times Square on Monday, April 30. The campaign’s first goal is to recycle more than 45,000 plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers […]